JANET 1878-1887

Description:

Three-masted Schooner

Owner:

Daniel. J. Avery Captain: William Miles

Construction:

Wood

Sunk:

11th December 1887

Size:

tons 211, length 36.6m, beam 7m, depth 3m

Underwater:

Lies on a shallow honeycomb reef at the depth of around 4 metres. Wreckage includes two anchors and a small donkey boiler.

Built:

1878 by James Storey at foot of Arundel Street, in Fremantle

Location:

On Transit Reef, a short distance from the Macedon and Denton Holmes.

Sinking:

Inbound from Colombo with a cargo of Indian corn and furniture, the Janet sank whilst attempting to reach Fremantle without the aid of a pilot. A rescue boat was launched and the crew rescued from heavy seas.

Longitude:

115.556833

Latitude:

-31.9875

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