Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
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A mistake by the pilot resulted in the barque Edinburgh Castle going ashore in calm weather in Lady Bay at Warrnambool. The vessel was loaded with cement for the new breakwater, and hopes were high that it could be refloated. However, it soon began to settle into the sand, and then broke up in subsequent rough weather.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Dive Site Map | © Victorian Archaeological Survey

See also, Heritage Council Victoria: Edinburgh Castle, and Dive Information Sheet: Edinburgh Castle (1863-1888) (Adobe PDF | 327.59 KB).

Latitude: 38° 24.150′ S   (38.4025° S / 38° 24′ 9″ S)
Longitude: 142° 29.580′ E   (142.493° E / 142° 29′ 34.8″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-20 06:11:29 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: La Bella, 1,033 m, bearing 258°, WSW
Three masted iron barque.
Built: Glasgow, Scotland, 1863.
Sunk: 15 January 1888.
Depth: 5 m.

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