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Information about derelict vessels in Port Pirie is limited, although wreckage found at various sites, as well as documents and photographic records, suggests that a number of vessels may have been abandoned in the area.

Further research and survey is necessary to locate and identify any vessel remains.

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Port Pirie vessels

Vessel name

Vessel type



wooden vessel (possibly barge)

1940s - abandoned near BHP smelter


iron pontoon

1950 - abandoned on the river bank

Plank Point

wooden ketch

1950s - broken up and covered with dredging spoil opposite Baltic Wharf

unidentified iron remains (boiler)

possibly dredge Tridacna

unsubstantiated information

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