Barque Belzoni entering Harbour of Port Louis Mauritius 1827
3 masted Barque
Salome Hypolite Giguel Master: Captain Durocher
25th August 1839
285 tons length 29.6m.breath 7.3m
Little remains of the structure of the vessel as a result of prevalent weather conditions which expose the reef to swell and surge. The depth range 7 to 8 metres with wreck on a sandy bottom spread over 25 metres length.
1834 by Crook and Naz, Port Louis, Mauritius
Mewstone Reef near Rottnest Island
On Voyage from Mauritius to Hobart intending to call into Fremantle, Captain attempted passage in without a pilot vessel struck a submerged rock with such violence sank by the stern, all hands abandoned her as a total wreck. About £ 7000 in specie is said to have been lost. No official reports mention this and appear to be just rumours. Many post-war expeditions to locate the wreck and its lost gold resulted in no results even the nearby wreck Zedora being wrongly disturbed
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