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Title : Port Lincoln shipping Port Lincoln shipping
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Creator : Wenmouth, Bernice M.; photographer
Source : The Wenmouth Collection : Port Lincoln
Date of creation : ca. 1961
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A vessel loading from silos at Port Lincoln.

Brennen's Jetty built in 1923 is the main commercial jetty in Port Lincoln and handles bulk loading of grain and fertilisers. There are also four berths for fishing boats. It was built between two existing jetties, the Town jetty and another at Kirton Point. It was 16 metres wide and accommodated 4 lines of rails. This jetty has been continuously upgraded, and now provides 10 berths. In 1958 bulk grain silos were built. The spur jetty is utilised by fishing boats, tugs and pilot vessels.

In 1969 it was decided that Port Lincoln would be the Eyre Peninsula Deep Sea Port - this would provide access for vessels up to 100,000 tons dead weight.

The jetty at Kirton Point was Port Lincoln's second and was built in 1906, in conjunction with a railway line that was to service Eyre Peninsula. The depth of water at Kirton Point was nearly twice that at the original Town jetty. It was 201 metres long, and in 1960 a 'T' head structure was added - this was of steel piles with a concrete deck and was an additional 61 metres long and gave 9.7 metres of water at low tide.

Coverage year : 1961
Place : Port LIncoln
Region : Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast
Further reading :

Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986

Parsons, Ronald. Port Lincoln shipping Magill [S. Aust.]: R.H. Parsons, 1981

Wanklyn, Neville. The early history of the city of Port Lincoln, 1802-1971 [Port Lincoln, S. Aust.: Corporation of Port Lincoln], 1971

Collins, Neville C The jetties of South Australia: past and present Woodside, S.A.: Neville Collins, 2005

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