Sunday , May 28 2017

Collaroy – Did You Know?

SS Collaroy. Iron paddle steamer, 419 tons. Built Liverpool, 1853. Arrived Sydney under canvas in 1854. Ran between Sydney and Hunter River. Wrecked American coast, probably California, June 1889. [DG] On 20 January 1881, ashore on Narrabeen Beach, NSW. Remained until September, resisting attempts of nature to break her up, when refloated and taken to Sydney for repairs. Converted into a schooner and made two trips to California. Such was her attraction whilst stranded that the beach became known as Collaroy Beach.

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