Isabella Watson

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Wooden Sailing Ship | Max Depth: 4 metres (13 feet)

Isabella Watson
Isabella Watson
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The Isabella Watson, which lies on Nepean Reef, is historically significant as an example of an emigrant ship from the UK to Port Phillip. Its archaeological significance lies in the remainder of the ship's cargo that is associated with the wreck and has the potential to reveal information about mid C19th material culture. It is historically and socially significant for its association with the ongoing debate surrounding the Port Phillip Pilot Service, and for its association with 9 deaths.

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

Latitude: 38° 18.002′ S   (38.300033° S / 38° 18′ 0.12″ S)
Longitude: 144° 38.785′ E   (144.646417° E / 144° 38′ 47.1″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2020-07-16 07:51:24 GMT
Source: Book - Shipwrecks Around Port Phillip Heads GPS (verified)
Nearest Neighbour: Nepean Reef, 128 m, bearing 277°, W
Wooden ship, 514 ton.
Sunk: 21 September 1852.
Depth: 4 m.

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