A mile into the sea

This jetty was built in 1890 to transport local produce (like wool and livestock) from the ships to and from Freemantle and into the town of Carnarvon. Later the jetty was widened as the traffic through it also started to include passengers. In 1966 the jetty as a transport system ceased as state ships stopped calling. 

The jetty is still in a very good shape and you can walk its length or use it as locals do for good fishing. Restorations are constantly needed and to walk the jetty you pay $5 which goes to the retoration fund. Each of the pylons costs $2500 AUD to replace. There are 250 of them along the jetty. Walking the jetty means you are able to spot some marine life like turtes or moon fish. 

And it really is one mile long!

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