Cherry Venture going.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 20:05
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I couldn't help myself, had to go for a drive up for one last look today. Two machines were tearing apart the rusty sides and two big dump trucks were carting it off. Soon there will be nothing left.!MPG:14!
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Reply By: Member - Kevin E (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 20:43

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 20:43
Mike
It's a crying shame really. I wonder if they have their sights on the Maheno on Fraser Island
Kev
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:06

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:06
WHY?

I always thought it was the landmark where it was always the last point to go inland or along the coast.

Where the heck will I get the kids an icecream now?
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Follow Up By: porl - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:23

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:23
i believe the asbestos in the structure became increasingly exposed and dangerous to passers by. And also because so many people ignored the warning to enter, they were worried about the possible legal actions if it collapsed on someone.
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Reply By: umopap!sdn - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:08

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:08
Any problems getting past the works?

Heading up to Fraser on the weekend.
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Follow Up By: Sparkie C - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 22:05

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 22:05
On the radio today they were advising of up to 3 hours delay in using the Freshwater Track due to having to wait for the big dump trucks on the one way tracks.
They recommended using the bitumen for the next 2 weeks and not the Freshwater track
Sparkie C
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Follow Up By: Mikee5 (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 11:04

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 11:04
The public notice says you can only pass one hour either side of low tide and access to the track across double island point may be limited because of this. From what I saw, three hours either side of low could be ok, depends on the 'stop go' man on the site. The dump trucks are carting the scrap up the freshwater track so this could be chaos!!!
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Reply By: Stu-k - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 22:59

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 22:59
I heard they contractor is getting halfa mil to remove it, sounds like good money to me.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:12

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 06:12
Where is the Ice cream man going to set up.
There goes another business.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Challenger one - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 15:23

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 15:23
Still got an ice cream van however I don't think the Coaster would appreciate the beach work anyhow too far to go from Hughenden
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Reply By: Member - Vincent A M (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 07:56

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 07:56
What a shame its been there for about 30 odd years, I remember going on board when there was a caretaker living on it in the seventys.

I guess with recycling in a couple of years we could be driving a bit of the Cherry Venture
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Reply By: Challenger one - Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 15:20

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 at 15:20
I can remember when the Cherry venture first went on the beach we used to drive up there in our beach buggies.

Gee I was only fifteen then and one trip we actualy got some oil from the crew as the big sideplate motor was chewing a bit of oil especialy when it was pushed.

I didn,t realise it had been there so long, would have loved one more look but haven't been up the beach for sooo long, time to get a life I think
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