Wreck-ollections Vol 3. Ships and Shipwrecks in Queensland Waters

Wreck-ollections Vol 3. Ships and Shipwrecks in Queensland Waters

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WRECK-OLLECTIONS SHIPS AND SHIPWRECKS IN QUEENSLAND WATERS. Volume 2. Lance Paterson. This detailed description of Queensland shipwrecks follows on from Volume One, with 170 photographs and details of some three hundred ships, in alphabetic order. Softcover, A4 size, double-column printed, 172 page, mono prints, index of ships, and masters, location list, year of loss list, bibliography and notes.
Author's Note from Volume Three. Research has already started on volume 4 of Wreck-ollections: Ships and Shipwrecks in Queensland Waters. Volumes 1 to 3 cover around 900 accounts, for which information was reasonably accessible. Information on the planned 350 entries for volume 4 is getting harder to find; however advances in digital technology and communication are enabling long lost wrecks to be discovered and identified. The National Library of Australia's Trove website allowing online searches of major newspapers has made it possible for me to do some research at home; previously I travelled to the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane as the nearest source. Not all regional newspapers have been digitised however, and travel is still necessary. Every year along the coast of Queensland a great number of vessels touch reefs, run onto beaches or get stuck in mud for many and various reasons. Rarely do we hear of such incidents unless they are associated with a significant oil spill or some other newsworthy factor. But any of these events could at any time become a disaster, to the vessel or vessels involved and their crew, and to the environment. As the number of massive container ships entering and passing the Great Barrier Reef increases, I hope the extension from 1 July 2011 of the mandatory ship reporting system in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait to the southern boundary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park will help keep accidents to a minimum.
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AuthorLance Paterson
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