Port Germein Jetty in South Australia

Jetty in Port Germein, South Australia

Today’s travel photo is of the long wooden jetty at low tide in Port Germein, South Australia. Port Germein was once an important port due to it’s jetty being long enough to reach deep enough water for sailing ships to dock. Back in 1883, when Port Germein was used for exporting bags of wheat from the surrounding areas, the jetty was the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. At the time it stretched 1680 metres out into the ocean. It is now reduced down to 1532 metres, but still stands at the longest wooden jetty in Australia.

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