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Sadly this isn稚 a sight we see too often on Sydney Harbour anymore. Although our State Government continues to spruik Sydney Harbour as a working harbour, pretty well all of the commercial shipping has disappeared. The wonderful merchant ships went forty years ago compliments of the shipping container, then the container ships themselves moved to Port Botany leaving the harbour to cater for Cruise Liners only. Even though this is only an oil tanker, not romantic at all compared to the beautiful merchantmen of the past, it made a colourful sight as it headed slowly down the harbour getting ready to first, make the turn around McMahon痴 Point, then lining up to pass under the Harbour Bridge. The ever-vigilant Tug was hanging off the stern ready to help pull the bulk of the ship around if necessary.
I shot this quite late in the afternoon from Balls Head, which is on the northern side of the harbour, in the background is the southern approach to the Harbour Bridge and the buildings over Circular Quay.

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Additional Photos by Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 984 W: 187 N: 1770] (6787)
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