MACEDON 1870-1883

Description:

Screw steamer, barque rigged

Owner:

John Marshall, Lilly and Robinson

Construction:

Iron, with two 100hp engines

Sunk:

21st March 1883

Size:

tons 826, length 67.2m, beam 9m, depth 4.7m

Underwater:

Although the hull was sold for salvage, it remains intact amidships to the level of the main deck. Water depth varies from 3 to 6 metres.

Built:

1870 in Liverpool, U.K., by W.H. Potter

Location:

Transit Reef, Thomson Bay

Sinking:

Outbound from Fremantle en route to Beagle Bay with members of the Kimberley survey party, Macedon entered Thomson Bay to transfer supplies and a party of officials to a waiting boat. She set sail once more, but ran aground on Transit Reef.

Longitude:

115.55702

Latitude:

-31.98669

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