THE HIS­TORY OF THE ALEX T. BROWN

North Coast Times - - FRONT PAGE -

The Alex T. Brown was a 788tonne four-masted wooden schooner built in Wash­ing­ton, USA, in 1903. Sail­ing from Fre­man­tle to Manila, the ship was blown ashore dur­ing a gale on May 29, 1917, and could not be re­floated. WA Mu­seum ex­perts say the wreck is rare, one of only two four-masted schooners wrecked in Aus­tralia. It lies on a beach above the high-wa­ter mark and when ex­posed dur­ing win­ter storms is one of the few ship­wrecks vis­i­ble along the metropoli­tan coast. Ma­te­ri­als from the wreck are be­lieved to have been used to build the sta­bles and men’s quar­ters at the Mary Lind­say Home­stead. The Two Rocks Yanchep Cul­ture and Arts Net­work uses the home­stead as a gallery and for work­shops.

How the Times re­ported dam­age to the wreck last Au­gust.

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