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Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

Wooden Saling Ship | Max Depth: 3 metres (9.8 feet)

The Briton shipwreck, which lies at Point Henry, Corio Bay, is significant socially for its use as a landing stage for the popular Bellarine Tea Gardens. It is difficult to assess archaeological significance due to the structure being modified throughout its career.

The Briton sank at moorings on 31 January 1890.

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Briton, and
Australian National Shipwreck Database: Briton.

Latitude: 38° 7.590′ S   (38.1265° S / 38° 7′ 35.4″ S)
Longitude: 144° 25.500′ E   (144.425° E / 144° 25′ 30″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-05 05:00:24 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: City of Melbourne, 1,000 m, bearing 265°, W
Wooden saling ship.
Built: New Zealand, 1864.
Sunk: 31 January 1890.
Depth: 3 m.

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The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.

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