Geltwood story shared

GELTWOOD SHIPWRECK: Millicent diver Brian Foster (right) recently shared the 142-year-old story of the Geltwood shipwreck with Millicent Probus Club members including Louis Leake.

ON June 13, 1876, in a “storm to end all storms”, the Geltwood ship struck a rock off the coast of Beachport and sank to the ocean floor.

Almost 142 years later, Millicent diver Brian Foster shares the story of the iron-hulled barque that claimed 31 lives and became known as one of Australia’s worst maritime disasters.



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