The yellow submarine, just like the big banana in Carnarvon , has become a bizarre but successful tourist attraction. The bright yellow sub is considered to be one of Geraldton’s most famous icons and has been standing quietly on Marine Terrace for years. I even remember the yellow submarine from my childhood days when I visited the coastal town (and I am no spring chicken! ).
Brief History of the Yellow Submarine
The little yellow submarine was the end result of a failed venture to catch crayfish (Rock Lobsters). The mind boggles at how it could possibly catch crayfish, but I guess someone thought it was a good idea at the time. Following the failure of the crayfish project it was placed on dry land and has stayed there ever since.
The Museum of Western Australia is currently involved in the preservation and restoration of the yellow sea craft. Years of being exposed to the elements have taken its toll and they are looking at new technologies to ensure the submarine will be around for future generations to enjoy.