The whaler Kos II, which was eventually scuttled off Tangalooma in 1974.
Steam powered Whale Chaser
North West Whaling Co Ltd
Iron with Inverted Compound Steam engine
168 tons length 31.6m beam 6.1m depth 3.6m
A shallow site inside a sanctuary zone, it makes a great snorkel in shallow gin clear water. Easily located with the engine block and boiler above the waterline and the hull submerged. It lays next to the remains of the Fraser Island lighthouse that collapsed when the island was washed away in the 1960s.
1881 by Nylands Verkoted? in Oslo, Norway
Fraser Island, north of Point Cloates
The small Norwegian whaler was wrecked in January 1923 by a devastating cyclone which drove it onto Fraser Island. The island has since disappeared leaving the wreck and a lighthouse tower that once showed the way into Norwegian Bay, all that is visible today.
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