ALINORA 1904 – 1929

Typical fishing lugger

Description:

Ketch (was Lugger)

Owner:

Dennis Ahearn Master Bruer Soolsma

Construction:

Timber

Sunk:

1929/11/14

Size:

12.2 tons length 10.9m beam 3.6m draft 1.2m

Underwater:

Underwater: Wreck not found. Wreckage including icebox, dinghy,
an oar, a deck broom and some vegetables were
found on the beach during the unsuccessful
search for the bodies of the 2 crewmen.

Built:

1904 at Fremantle

Location:

24 Km West of Port Gregory

Sinking:

The Alinora was struck by a NW gale about 30km west of Port Gregory and unable to make port before dark, was forced to wait for daylight. The vessel was thrown on its beam end and swamped. The 2 crewmen clung to the keel while the Captain unsuccessfully tried to free the dinghy, then found his crew had disappeared as neither could swim. An icebox surfaced and he scrambled onto it and was blown ashore about 25km north of Geraldton. After walking all night he reached Geraldton and safety.


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