The photos are of long gone ships that, by today’s standards, still look like real ships. There are 90 different ships included in the book from coasters to Ro/Ro Passenger, refrigerated to tankers and general cargo. They are registered in countries like Israel, Panama, Libya, Sweden, UK and Australia.
All photos are in full colour with their details and cargos that they either discharged or loaded in the Port.Many readers will feel a touch of nostalgia in seeing them, and of sadness that the history of so many ends up with a line like that of the Taroona: ‘She was sold for scrap and towed to Aliaga (Turkey), arriving on May 5, 1989, for demolition.’
You will see such events as the tug Wybia being sunk after the propeller of the Clan MacDonald sliced her open, the visit of the Royal yacht Britannia and her escort destroyer HMAS Stuart in April 1970, and the George H. Evans, used for generating power, in 1967
PB 96 pages