CENTAUR 1849-1874

Description:

3 Masted Brig

Owner:

Messrs. Blaikie, to convey machinery to the Island of Mauritius.

Construction:

Iron

Sunk:

1874 Marmion Marine Park, south eastern side of Centaur Reef

Size:

188 tons gross length 15ft beam 26ft depth 16ft

Underwater:

The site consists of scattered iron wreckage and some Galena (lead ore)

Built:

1849 by Blaikie Brothers, Aberdeen, Scotland”

Location:

On Limestone reef 3 miles offshore North Beach

Sinking:

Carrying lead ore, 9 crew and 4 passengers en route Champion Bay to Fremantle got too close inshore. Struck reef in strong southerly.

Longitude:

115.7111183

Latitude:

-31.86376

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