Era on slipway at Geraldton, photo: Geraldton library
Ketch rigged fishing boat
Charles Nelson of Geraldton
Timber with 40hp engine
60 tons length 20.7m beam 4.4m depth 3.4m
After several weeks underwater the vessel was raised, a refit carried out in Geraldton and returned to the fishing fleet. It finally sank on 28 April 1958 in South Passage, Shark Bay, where the lead keel remains.
1887 at Waterview Bay, Sydney, NSW
During the night of 16 July 1928 a northerly storm caused the Era to break its mooring and drift until it hit the breakwater close to the viaduct in Geraldton Harbour. It was badly holed when a pile was driven through the side of the hull and sank quickly, a factor being its heavy lead keel
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