Monsters of the High Seas


I was in Dampier yesterday and was fortunate enough to go out on a line boat for a quick tour around the new harbour up that way and to see some iron ore being loaded into on of these monster Iron Ore Ships.

I grew up in Dampier between the age of 6 and 12, so going back here brings back heaps of fond memories of the place I where we had so many adventures. There was no TV, or radio back then and the last bitumen road was in Carnarvon.

My father worked for Hamersely Iron back then and I also recall getting taken up the the bridge of one of these big monsters of the sea and looking down and for a little tacker like I was then, it looked like I was standing on top of mount Everest!

The kit up there building the new jetty is also impressive and I will post some shots of that at a later date.

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One Response to Monsters of the High Seas

  1. Charlene says:

    I love this Mark. Thought at first glance that you’d dug up a vintage photo from somewhere. That is a monster, but with a damn nice name. How good would the sturdy Harrietta look, dwarfed by her bow ๐Ÿ™‚