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Boston Shipwreck Memorial Basspoint

Posted by on April 12, 2014
-Basspoint NSW
Boston Shipwreck Memorial

 Our older son stayed with us a couple of weeks back {trying to think when but time has gone by far too fast to recall the exact dates!!} and I was keen to show him the “Boston Shipwreck Memorial at Basspoint Reserve” {New South Wales}

Cameron, Kyle and I have seen it before…..but I was keen to share the Memorial with our Navy Son.

And it was such a gorgeous day for a change, the sun was out and stayed out for the day – too totally not used that anymore.

Bass Point Reserve NSW

THE VIEW FROM THE CAR PARK

The car park view was a teaser for the view to come….

Walking along to play at the Rockpools

MANY PATHWAYS TO ROCK POOLS

Kyle LOVES Bass Point Reserve because there are many pathways, heaps of rock pools and places to explore. I love it because I get to explore with him

Cities Service Boston

HISTORIC SITE

Reading the Board gave me chills…..the shipwreck cost the lives of four people who were trying to rescue those on board the “Cities Service Boston”

“In the Early hours of May 16th 1943, the Cities Service Boston was caught in violent 70 Knot gale. Waves rising as high as the ships funnel lashed the 9,000 Tonne tanker onto an offshore reef. To avoid breaking up in deep water the tanker was ordered full steam ahead. The tankers ripped hull ran aground on Bass Point.

Members of the local volunteer defence corp, Police, Local fisherman and 30 Soldiers from the 6 Machine Gun Battalon AIF were soon at hand.  A daring rescue was undertaken to save the 62 Crewman. It was during this rescue that a huge wave swept 10 soldiers and seamen into the surging waters. Tragically four of the sailers lost their lives. Their battalon colour patch is displayed on the pathway leading to the memorial.

The “cities service boston” was later salvaged for scrap”

Part of the wrecked Ship

PART OF THE CITIES SERVICE BOSTON

With Respect to those brave men

REST IN PEACE

in memory

THEY DIED THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

at the memorial site

OUR OLDER SON OVER LOOKING BASS POINT RESERVE

I love this Picture….my Oldest Son looking out at Sea while my youngest plays in the Rock pools!

Kyle exploring the rockpools

KYLE LOVES THE ROCKPOOLS

 

learning while having fun

HOMESCHOOLING UNSCHOOLING STYLE

 

collecting seashells

SEASHELLS FOUND ON THE BEACH

The day was glorious, the spot perfect for exploring, and even though the Memorial of the Boston Shipwreck at Bass Point Reserve touches feelings within we are glad we got to share the experience with our oldest son, and with you!

Have You Been To The “Cities Service Boston” Memorial?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

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3 Responses to Boston Shipwreck Memorial Basspoint

  1. budget jan

    It was certainly a beautiful day for it Lisa. Glad you got to take your oldest back and show him the navy connection.
    budget jan recently posted..The Strangest Food I’ve Eaten While Traveling or a Cup of Pink Pickled Cabbage

    • Lisa

      It was perfect! And it was good to show more of Wollongong to our oldest – wished we could travel with him more often :)

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