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The screw steamer Excelsior was built in 1897 by Gourlay Brothers of Dundee, Scotland. The steel hulled vessel measured 131.0 feet (39.9 m) in length, 24.0 feet (7.3 m) breadth, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) depth and was 310 gross tons.
The Excelsior was originally registered in Sydney (1897) and employed on the north coast of New South Wales.
The rusting hull shows little sign of salvage. The bow is intact but sections of the stern have collapsed.
The steamer now lies in Mutton Cove Conservation park and is surrounded by foul smelling garbage. It was the most difficult shoot of my life because of the stink and the insect attack I faced. It started raining the moment I reached but was determined to do something despite the adverse conditions. The fast moving clouds did help me though.
This is a mix of two Bracketed shots one for the sky and one for the steamer. ND4 used.