Archive For The “Tasmania” Category

West Coast Wilderness Railway

West Coast Wilderness Railway

In 1899, the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company of Tasmania opened a 34.5 km steam railway to transport copper from their Queenstown mine to the Port of Strahan. The railway closed in 1963 due to high maintenance costs, and re-opened as a tourist attraction in 2002 as the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Two of…

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On board the Aurora Australis

On board the Aurora Australis

Earlier this week, we took a Tassielink bus into Hobart for the day to tour the Australian icebreaker and supply ship Aurora Australis. The ship was in town briefly to take on cargo for a resupply run to Australia’s Antarctic stations Mawson and Davis. Mawson is 67° 36′ south, at the edge of the Antarctic…

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Weekly review for Jan 19, 2015

Weekly review for Jan 19, 2015

Highlights from the week of January 19th in Hobart and D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. 1/20/2015 1/20/2015: Superbowl-bound Position: -43° 53.87′, 147° 20.08′ Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett bicycled around the stadium following the Seahawks 28-22 overtime win…

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Weekly review for Jan 12, 2015

Weekly review for Jan 12, 2015

Highlights from the week of January 12th in Port Arthur and Hobart, Tasmania. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. 1/12/2015 1/12/2015: Raw water pump Position: -44° 9.47′, 147° 51.77′ Continuing to investigate a cycling raw-water pump, we found a second minor leak at…

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Weekly review for Jan 5, 2015

Weekly review for Jan 5, 2015

Highlights from the week of January 5th, en-route from Eden, New South Wales to Tasmania, and our first few days there. Click any image for a larger view, or the position to view the location on a map. 1/5/2015 1/5/2015: Pretty Fly III Position: -40° 10.19′, 149° 26.24′ We had to alter course twice tonight…

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