THE HISTORY OF THE ALEX T. BROWN
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.