- Did a 16th-century Portuguese vessel run aground here? Doubtful, but why not celebrate it anyhow?
- The afternoon is overcast, the ocean churning, between Port Fairy and Warrnambool, on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, Australia.
- A man and woman carry shovels and a metal detector along the beach.
- I ask if they are looking for Warrnambool’s notorious wreck, the Mahogany Ship. Without hesitation, the man answers: ‘I’ve been searching for the Mahogany Ship for 15 years.’
A recent news article...