Stenhouse Bay

In April 1932 the barque Hougomont was dismasted in a brief but fierce gale near Kangaroo Island. Despite the vessel reaching Port Adelaide safely the owners opted to dispose of it rather than undergo costly repairs.

On 8 January 1933 the Hougomont was towed to Stenhouse Bay, Yorke Peninsula and deliberately scuttled as a breakwater for vessels loading gypsum at the nearby jetty.

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steel barque

1933 - dismasted in a gale then deliberately sunk as a breakwater rather than repaired