Formby & Heavens Coastal Spotlight
A moody image with interesting light showing the juxtaposition of an old shipwreck against the modernity of the windfarm.
The wreckage is the remains of the cargo ship Ionic Star, which has been embedded into the sands off Formby since October 1939. The vessel sank close to the end of its journey from Rio de Janeiro to Liverpool. Close by but not visible is another shipwreck, that of the Bradda which also sank in 1939. Behind the wreck can be seen the offshore windfarm of Burbo Bank.
Further information on Merseyside shipwrecks can be found here: