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28 March 2017

May 1910 - Currambene Creek Huskisson.

The 98 ton Ketch Harold.

The 98 ton Ketch Harold, built in Bermagui in 1900,  was a well known trading vessel on the NSW Coast,  calling at ports and transporting all manner of cargo to and from Sydney.  .
Early on Friday morning loaded with over 100 bags of grass tree gum,  and several tons of sawn timber drawn from Tomerong Mill she slowly drew away from Huskisson wharf on the start of another journey. 
As she was leaving the entrance of the creek,  seeking deep water,  she ran aground,  becoming stranded on a sand bar.
Attempts were immediately made to get her off but she was stuck fast, the crew waited until high tide on Friday night, attempting to float the vessel off the sand bank,  but this was also unsuccessful.  Another attempt was made on Saturday to float the boat to the wharf,  this time being successful.

Continue reading the fascinating story of the Grass Tree and it's links to the local economy and World War One.


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