19 September 2012 – Gustav Adolph

Coastal path in Kleinmond, South Africa

S34°20.602 E19°00.094

This quick cache along the Kleinmond coastal walk near the mouth of the Palmiet River is another fine one from the Shipwreck Series.

The Gustav Adolph was a Norwegian wooden barque of 757 tons.  She was built in 1879 and was on her way from Fremantle to Cape Town with a load of timber, when she was wrecked on 28 June 1902 just south of the Palmiet River mouth.

The Captain and three crewmen drowned.  Two crosses made from parts of the wreck was put up in their honour and can be seen along the path.

Visit SS: Gustav Adolph at www.geocaching.com

This was day 25 of 30 consecutive caching days.


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