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An Oasis On A Ship! This Is How An Abandoned Vessel Has Turned Into A Floating Forest. 

It’s pretty old news that the south bank of the Parramatta River has remains of four abandoned ships. Among these old ships, one is unique. It is the SS Ayrfield that stands out. Do you know why? It is only because it has become a mini lush green forest over time. It is full of lovely mangrove trees. So, this 108-year-old ship has turned into a floating forest. It is so popular that it has become the main attraction of Homebush Bay. And this continues to attract visitors from all over the world. 

According to the information, this ship was built in 1911 and launched as SS Corrimal. The enormous vessel weighs 1140 tons and operates as a steam collier. This ship served the American troops stationed in the Pacific region during World War 2. The vessel’s service was for over 60 years, and then it was removed from the service and left to retire. This coal carrier ship was later sent to Homebush Bay. The area was once a bustling trading point but was later converted into a shipbreaking yard where all the left-out ships rested. 

It is not only this. There are several of these ships resting at the bay. There are four of them floating and slowly resting on the water. All these ships look equally magnificent. But one holds a special significance as it seems more majestic in appearance. It is purely because of the lovely greenery sprouting from the ship. With branches spreading all over and the mangroves spilling from the ship’s side, it looks more like a paradise. And nature truly creates wonders! 

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