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26-March-2014
26-March-2014

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

An anchor commemorates the migrant ship "Marian" which sunk on a reef at Troubridge Shoal. No lives were lost but the ship was a total loss. The anchor is a tribute to the families who eventually returned to the area to start farms and businesses.

The Marion struck a reef on July 29th 1851.  On board  were 350 emigrants from England who had endured 128 days at sea and were within hours of their destination.  Despite the confusion all the passengers were landed safely at various beaches around the coastline.

Location

Address:O`Halloran Parade, Near boat ramp, Edithburgh, 5583
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.088857
Long: 137.747677
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Maritime
Actual Event STart Date:29-July-1881
Actual Event End Date:29-July-1881

Dedication

Front Inscription

Commemorating the migrant ship "Marion"

99 tons gross  register about 200` length

Sailed from Plymouth, England 24th March 1851.  After a voyage lasting 4 months was lost on a reef near Troubridge Shoal 10pm 29th July 1850.  No live were lost.

The anchor was recoverd by the lighthouse shipe Cape Pillar and Police Aqualung Squad in 1977.

The reef became known as Marion Reef.

Preserved by I. D. McLachie Pty Ltd
Mounted by Lions Club of Yorketown & District for Edithburgh Museum

Source: MA
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