The Cherry Venture

The Cherry Venture was a 1600 ton cargo ship of Scandinavian origin which ran aground on Teewah Beach on 6 July 1973. It became a tourist attraction and over the years rusted away. The final remnants were removed in 2007 although bits of the Cherry Venture come to the surface to this day.

GT Tuesday, July 10, 1973 p. 8 Cherry Venture

Cherry Venture

GT Tuesday, July 10, 1973 p. 3 Helicopter crews praised in sea rescue drama

Helicopter crews praised in sea rescue drama

GT Tuesday July 17, 1973 p. 5 Party's trip to the Cherry Venture

Party’s trip to the Cherry Venture

GT Tuesday July 17, 1973 p. 3 ship's fate undecided

Ship’s fate undecided

GT Thursday, July 19, 1973 p. 3 Tenders called for refloating Cherry Venture

Tenders called for refloating Cherry Venture

The Gympie Times  Thursday, July 12, 1973 p. 3 Crew on Cherry Venture

Crew stranded, but thriving on rice diet

Go online for more information
Shipwrecks (ABC): http://www.abc.net.au/backya…/shipwrecks/…/cherryventure.htm
Seven News Rockhamton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3odV6wLMmY
Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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