CORREIO DA AZIA 1816
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Early Portuguese Trader model
Galera (small mail ship)
Joao Nunes da Silveira Master: Joao Joaquim de Freitas
Wreck at 3m depth with strong breaking swell and surge. Wreckage includes anchors and iron knees scattered in shallow gullies. Timber and spars washed up on shore and documented by early explorers
Unknown in Portugal
Point Cloates on reef 6km from shore
En route from Lisbon to Macau carrying silver coins for trade. Struck section of Ningaloo Reef due to lack of longitude navigation knowledge.
WA Museum excavating site 2004
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