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90 Mile Beach - Trinculo shipwreck

West of Delray Beach and located in the Gippsland Lakes National Park lies the wreck of the Trinculo.

The iron barque "Trinculo" (1858) met with a heavy gale whilst travelling from Albany W.A to Newcastle NSW in ballast in May 1879.

The vessel was struck by S/E force 11 winds off Wilson's Promontory and forced on to a sandbar 15 metres offshore at Stockyard Hill on the 90 Mile Beach on the 30th May 1879. Fortunately no lives were lost as a result of this disaster.

Today the remains of the Trinculo wreck lay imbedded in the sands of the 90 Mile Beach and have become a relic of the past subject to the exposure of the weathering elements of sea and sun.

A short stroll from the carpark through the dunes via the walking track will reveal the wreck, located only 6km from Golden Beach along Shoreline Drive.

Interpretation panels on site and also at the Golden Beach public hall tells the story of the brave actions of the crew and captain, a crew member Levere being awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver medal for his bravery after swimming to shore with a rescue line.

Visitor can enjoy good views and the ability to inspect the wreck on the sands of the 90 Mile Beach near Golden Beach.

Throughout the year, tides and sand movement expose the wreck to different degrees, however the rusting hull and its striking vertical iron shafts are always visible.

Directions: Take the A440 from Sale to nearby Longford. Turn left and travel to Golden Beach (22km). Turn right in Golden Beach, travel approx 6km (south) along Shoreline Drive to the "wreck" carpark. Track leads to intepretive sign and beach. All sealed roads.
Our Opening Hours are 7 days..wreck is always visible

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  • City: Golden Beach
  • State: Victoria
 

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