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On July 29th 2001, on the 150 th anniversary of the Stranding, over 60 direct descendants of the passengers, with family and friends travelled to Edithburgh.

A new boat harbor marina, adjacent to the building housing the "Marion" anchor, was officially opened They then attended a ceremony which included the unveiling of a reproduction of the Passenger List before having the opportunity to travel out to the reef.

Photos by Noel Matthews (descendant of George Matthews)


Above - click on slide to view photo

1. Police launch 'Investigator' following - "pull over driver !"
2. The Sea Rescue boats heading out to the site of the sinking
3. Descendants looking for traces of the 'Marion'
4. The reef is not far from the surface.


The new Marina | Unveiling the Passenger List Plaque

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