William Salthouse Nov 28th 1841

Barque, 350/260 tons. Captain George Brown.

A Barque

A Barque

Inward bound from Quebec, she struck the outer edge of a reef at Point Nepean, Port Phillip Heads, on Saturday 27th November 1841. As a result, she became unmanageable and was beached, refloated but sank between the West and South Channels the following day. The cutter Emily and the revenue cutter Ranger went to her assistance. The value of her considerable cargo was £12.000.

Located in 1982, she was enthusiastically dived and scavenged inspite of historic protection. She lies in 12 metres about 600 m north of Popes Eye, inside Port Phillip. There is much to see on the site, even though the upper structures have collapsed. Artifical matting has been laid over the site for protection.

This article from The Port Phillip Gazette appeared in The Colonial Times 14th Dec 1841:

Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), Tuesday 14 Decembersource: Trove at National Library of Australia

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