BEN LEDI 1868-1879
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Iron Sailing Ship
Watson Brothers of Glasgow Master: Captain John Boyd
1057 tons length 66.4m beam 10.5m draft 6.4m
The main site of the wreck of the Ben Ledi is located about 150m off-shore on a shelving reef in 2–6m of water. Some frames and plating show above water.
1868 by Barclay, Curle and Co of Glasgow
The Ben Ledi lies just offshore on the east side of Pelsaert Island about 7 km north of Wreck Point.
En route from Sydney to Calcutta in Ballast with 24 crew
Ben Ledi underwater
Barclay Curle Boatyard painting
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