MELVILLE WATER UNIDENTIFIED

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Unidentified wreck on chart

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before 1896.

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There was a wreck which appeared on an admiralty chart surveyed in 1896. Several attempts have been made by M.A.A.W.A. divers to locate the remains. In September 1979 a boat, from the Swan Yacht Club fitted with echo sounding gear was made available but this attempt to locate the remains also failed. The map showing the wreck is an admiralty chart 1896, (Swan River, North Fremantle to Perth) and was published 30th July 1904. The wreck is shown by a symbol which classified her as a hazard to navigation. For this to be recorded on such a chart, it is my opinion that she was considered permanent and larger than a pleasure craft. This site should be investigated further since it is possible that the remains still lie, perhaps buried, on the bottom.

Longitude:

115.8317317

Latitude:

-31.9986433

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