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Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty (pier) in the southern hemisphere, stretching almost 2 km out to sea from the town of Busselton, Western Australia. Because the shallow waters of Geographe Bay restricted ship movement, a long jetty was required so that the cut timber could be transported to the ships. The jetty commenced construction in 1853. In 1865 the first section of the jetty became available for ships to moor. In 1875 an additional 131 metres was added to the original structure, as over 10 years of drift sands had made the depth of the water too shallow for mooring. The jetty was continually extended until the 1960s when it reached it's current length of 1841 metres.

This shot was taken just before sunset - I have also posted an LP version

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