Walking around Mutton Cove South Australia
The Screw steamer Excelsior was built in 1897 by Gourlay Brothers of Dundee, Scotland.
The steel hulled vessel measured 131.0 feet (39.9 m) in length, 24.0 feet (7.3 m) breadth, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) depth and was 310 gross tons.
Ghostly Overlay of what the Screw Steamer may have looked back in 1897
Mutton Cove is an isolated and desolate area on the tip of the LeFevre Peninsula just 23 kilometres north west of Adelaide. It consists mainly of saltmarsh and is bounded by the sea and land
32 thoughts on “Excelsior”
Great images and interesting – obviously no one with money wanted to save her
very sad more history reduced to ruin
Thanks for your great comment and interest
Excellent photos 🙂
Thank You Timothy
Great photos and background story ..
Thank You Iksa for your kind comments
Excellent photos. I love that you provide the history behind them. Thank you, Mike. I hope you are doing well. 🙂 Skye
Thank you Skye I rely appreciate your comments and support
Well, your blog is one of my favorites! 🙂
Thank you so much
I like your work Mike. Thanks for posting.
Thanks so Much Rabbit
You are most welcome. It’s lovely to be a small part of this community and to see such great work.
… love the effect of the overlay. The photo has all the ‘pull’ of an oil study – and I bet it would make a good painting.
Yes it was a very intersting place. Thanks for your great comment
Cool and excellent fine. I bet it was blast photographing her and thanks for the background info.
Yes I wanted to get out there for awhile so it was good to finally see her.
Thanks for your great comment much appreciated
Love the ‘grunge’ . . . so much beauty in the past. Decay and all.
Thank you much appreciated
Cool photos! I like the third one, especially. From the looks of the saltmarsh, it looks as though approaching very close is difficult. If it weren’t, there would probably be graffiti!
There is a photo of the ship afloat at: http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/54250/B54060_62.htm
Reddit link: http://www.reddit.com/r/AbandonedPorn/comments/1kqcgb/the_wreck_of_the_mv_excelsior_in_mutton_cove/
Wow John, I tried serching for an original picture, so thank you very much it is great to see her under steam and very sad to see it in its current state.
Thank you also for your great comment very much appreciated
The clouds are wonderful details with these old beach wrecks.
I still wish that I shot this.
If you are ever in south Australia Ill be happy to take you !
Great capture – rotting boats etc. always attract photographers and there is some beauty in them
Yes they do have that apeal and this history is always interesting