Whilst a passenger stated that the ship was’1.2km offshore opposite an elevated part of garden Island’ (Mt. Haycock?) Many divers have tried to locate the wreck over 40 years without success.
1867 by Subpore Howrath, Calcutta
Unknown off Northwest Garden Island
On voyage from Champion Bay to Fremantle with cargo of Lead Ore. Carrying 5 crew and 8 passengers struck reef and sank, Efforts to work the vessel off the reef were to no avail, so all passengers and crew all landed safely in boats at ‘Friars Place just south of Cliff Pt. Garden Island . Two days later John Bateman took a cargo boat to render assistance, but found that the seas breaking over The Twinkling Star’s decks had carried away the roundhouse and were threatening to break the hull apart. Captain Long was censured at Court of Inquiry for not Keeping a proper account of his longitude position.
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