The Death of the Santiago

One hundred and sixty four years ago she slipped into the ocean off Liverpool, England; the pride of the Liverpool shipping company Balfour Williamson.

Throughout her hard working career she sailed to many continents of the globe. She worked for the English, the Germans, the Norwegians and finally here in South Australia as her final gig.

In 1945 after 89 years at sea she was laid to rest here in the tranquil waters of the Garden Island dolphin sanctuary where even today her hull is mostly intact.

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