On February 4, 1893 an iron steamboat, the SS Dicky, ran aground on a beach near Caloundra during ferocious weather. It was refloated, but again, heavy seas turned the ship about and back onto the sand where it remains to this day.
The surrounding area was named Dicky Beach and is the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck.
Since then, the wreck has become one of the most popular photography subjects on the Sunshine Coast.
Over the last year or so there have been reports that the SS Dicky is to be removed from the beach due to the exposed "ribs" being deemed a public safety risk.
These are not the greatest images as the conditions weren't ideal, but so far they are the only images I have of this rapidly declining piece of history.
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