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Flat Bottomed Lighter
Norwegian Whaling Co. used to transport barrels of whale oil to vessels in the harbour, and for ferrying supplies from Albany back to the whaling settlement
length 24.5m beam 4.1m draft 1.6m
Though mostly buried, the tops of the wooden hull frames and the stern and bow post are visible, the bow facing to seaward. The WA Museum has excavated and recorded the site.
1900 at Kalgan River WA
Frenchman Bay, Southern end of Whaler’s Beach, Albany
Left at her moorings by departing Norwegians, the Elvie was driven ashore in a southeast gale in 1921 and filled with sand.
Elvie and Mrs Hartman (photo unknown)
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