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Looks like maybe the tide went out and they are just waiting for it to come back in.
...although there is some wing damage I see... hmmmm.
Top of the fuselage, between the wings, is something missing?
And a missing float strut....
Most likely sitting at a mooring ball that broke loose. Washed ashore hence the wing damage (waves moving the craft sideways onto the beach- rocking the wing onto the beach). If you super size the pic you notice a line on the nose.
Clouds in the background tells me storm surge washed it onto the beach where the wing float broke off.
Addendum: Plane's name "Beachcomber"! Hilarious!
Good job! I thought it was YM-BRC.
Fantastic photo-journal. Thanks Anon
Wow. That was some rabbit-hole...and its after 4am and time to sleep.
Might be Lord Howe Island.
Yes. Howe Island. Kermit Weeks has a similar airplane. He detailed some of the history of the Sunderlands and their service to Howe Island.
Beachcomber is now in the UK in the Southampton Hall of Aviation. Belonged to Antilles Air Boats, owned by Charles Blair. Kermit Weeks owns another of Antilles Air Boats, named Islander when they owned it. Subsequently owned by Edward Hulton and kept at Calshot on the UK south coast before Kermit Weeks acquired it and took it to Fantasy of Flight.
Coincidehttps://silodrome.com/edwards-flying-boat-sunderland-documentary/ntally, there's a documentary on Silodrome today about Islander - Edward's Flying Boat:
That went wrong! Coincidentally, there's a documentary about Islander, the flying boat now owned by Kermit Weeks, on Silodrome today.See Silodrome: https://silodrome.com/edwards-flying-boat-sunderland-documentary/