The abandoned wrecks of the Garden Island Ships'' Graveyard near Port Adelaide represent a collection of crafts that plied South Australian waters in an era when the maritime industry dominated transport, trade and employment.
From 1909-1945 the North Arm of the Port Adelaide River became the final destination for many vessels which had outlived their usefulness.
The trail offers canoeists and small boat enthusiasts a chance to cruise the shallow waters around Garden Island and discover the final resting place of 25 wrecks - a varied group of dredges, barges, pontoons and ferries as well as sailing ships and steamers.
There is more information in the Port Adelaide Ships graveyard brochure available online.Visit Website
Historic/Heritage, Lakes/Rivers/Dams, Marine, Nature based