Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Ghost of the Alkimos..

 

If ever there was a ship that was cursed it was the merchant ship the Alkimos. After running aground several times along the coast of Western Australia its final resting place back in 1964 was here, 56 km north of Perth near Quinns Rock. The beautifully buoyant mural by Perth artist and illustrator Paul Deej rather belies the dark history of the Akimos, which if you are interested you can read about HERE.. 

This is all that is left of the ill fated Alkimos. The ship was said to be haunted by the ghost of Henry after reports of sightings of a man dressed in oilskins on board the wreck, spooky! You won't catch me going anywhere closer than with my long lens.. whether it be true or not :) I'm going to try and catch up with you this week, take care and stay safe.. 

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26 comments:

  1. ...what a great way to dress up a shipping container.

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  2. Dearest Grace,
    What a tragic fate for the Alkimos that got built in Maryland, USA in 1943.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  3. Interesting story. You should have ordered a few people to move the chairs and tables out of the way before taking the photos!

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  4. A beautiful mural for an interesting story. I wish you a happy new year dear Gracie. Stay safe

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  5. Nice mural, Grace! It's a beauty and keeps the memory of Alkimos alive.

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  6. Great to see you back, Grace. You always share such fascinating murals!

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  7. The mural keeps the story going even if a bit scary! Good one, Grace.

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  8. What a great mural and a good story to go with it. Happy New Year, hope that it is a healthy one as well. Cheers Diane

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  9. No, that is not much left at all, although the sea birds appreciate it.

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  10. I do like the mural, but you are about as close to the ship as I would want to be. Sad end to this ship.

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  11. This is a fabulous post. Thanks for sharing your local legend. Like the saga of the Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot. Also a delight to see you!

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  12. How interesting.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  13. I had no idea of the tragic story to this ship. Deej has done a great job with beautifying the container. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Grace.
    Wishing you a wonderful and healthy New Year!

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  14. Sad but beautiful, too, Grace.
    Reminds me a bit of "The Fog" - - I was SO scared (was a kid).

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  15. I love a good ghost story! This a nice tribute to the ill-fated ship, so its story can be told to all.

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  16. The history of the Alkimos is terrifying and sad. That a ship should be so ill-fated! The mural however is quite beautiful, as are your photos. It's quite lovely that you still have the can can dancers. I always liked them. Over the past 11 years I've given 2 pieces of artwork away...the can can dancers to you in Australia and the other, an acrylic painting, to a lady in Singapore. I'd never thought about that till tonight both went to the Pacific. Hope you and your family are well and happy. Stay safe.

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  17. That is a fascinating but rather creepy story. And I love a creepy story!

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