76 Year Mystery: the TSS Coramba Shipwreck

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76 Year Mystery: the TSS Coramba Shipwreck

Time: August 23, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Port Education Centre
Street: 343-383 Lorimer St
City/Town: Port Melbourne
Phone: 0418 316 597
Event Type: public, talk
Organized By: Maritime Heritage Association of Victoria
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2011

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Event Description

TSS Coramba was a 531ton twin screw steamer used for cargo transport between Port Fairy and Melbourne. On a return trip from Warrnambool on 29 November 1934, Coramba disappeared in a fierce gale.

 

After decades of research and eight years of searching, finally one of the state's most enduring shipwreck mysteries was solved by Southern Ocean Exploration in late May 2011.

Southern Ocean Exploration is a team of dedicated and self funded maritime archaeology enthusiasts who spend their weekends researching and discovering Victoria’s Maritime Heritage. Having located nine significant shipwrecks over the past 8 years, they work closely with the Victorian Government.

Martin Tozer will tell us about the TSS Coramba, the tragedy of its sinking and the revelation of the recent shipwreck discovery. Martin has been with SOE for many years as a researcher, historian, and deep sea diver. Martin is currently completing a Masters of Maritime Archaeology and is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of our maritime heritage.

$5 for MHAV members, $10 non-members (or join MHAV + entry $20)

Fresh fish and chips and beverages included

RSVP essential to secretary@mhav.net or 0418 316 597

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