The ruins of four abandoned ships can be found on the south bank of the Parramatta River in Sydney’s Inner West. Among these historic vessels, the SS Ayrfield stands out. The 108-year-old cargo steamer has been turned into a floating forest after being engulfed by a luxuriant canopy of mangrove trees. Currently, since it continues to attract people, this is the major attraction of Homebush Bay.
This massive 1,140-ton steam collier debuted in 1911 as the SS Corrimal. It supplied American troops stationed in the Pacific during World War II. After more than 60 years of operation, the coal-carrying ship was retired. After that, it was moved to Homebush Bay, where it will stay indefinitely. Before becoming a ship-breaking yard, the bay was a busy trading station. Decommissioned coal and supply ships were left in the harbor, where they floated and eventually disintegrated.
Some elderly ships have already broken down and are sinking in the bay. Nonetheless, four of them are still visible floating and rusting in the sea. The SS Ayrfield, SS Mortlake Bank, SS Heroic, and HMAS Karangi are the four vessels.
Although all four abandoned ships are stunning, the Ayrfield unquestionably possesses the most commanding presence. This is owing to the lush vegetation that erupted miraculously from it. It appears to be a gorgeous floating paradise, with many branches of healthy mangrove trees spilling from the sides of the shipwreck. When nature generates its own amazement, it is unquestionably the most beautiful thing on the planet.
Check Out This Drone Camera Footage Of The SS Ayrfield Floating Forest
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