A snapshot of quaint Milnerton’s heritage. By Summer Jacobs - September 26, 2018 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Right: The wreck has been secured with chains at Lagoon Beach. ■ Vrede Manor is one of Milnerton’s oldest properties dating back to the late 1800s. Last year it was on the market for R7.9 million. 1 of 4 Right: The wreck has been secured with chains at Lagoon Beach. The wreck has been secured with chains at Lagoon Beach. The wrecked hull of the Commodore II is a piece of maritime history. The vessel was used as a set in the 1935 movie Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Clark Gable. Later she was used to ferry coal during World War II between South Africa and South America. When no longer of use, she was torched and the wreck floated ashore off Milnerton. Milnertons wooden bridge dating back to1901 was built from Australian jarra wood by the Fortress Company of Royal Engineers to provide military access to the island and up the coast. The City of Cape Towns plans to rebuild the landmark has been met with mixed reactions. Some think the R20.2 million to be spent on the upgrades could be better spent elsewhere while others believe its a heritage site and should be saved. Currently Ruwacon Construction is busy with upgrades which includes getting rid of eighty percent of the bridge (Water under the bridge, Tabletalk, July 4).