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Medea

Wreck DiveWreck Dive | Boat access

Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

Sailing Vessel | Max Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet)

Coal carrier from Newcastle, return voyages - sundries. Passed through Port Phillip Heads about 8 pm but returned due to gale. Ran ashore but refused help of Queenscliff lifeboat, even though vessel was filling fast. Other efforts failed too - a survey showed vessel breaking up fast so put in hands of underwriters. Only insured for small amount as owners were considering venture of larger steam colliers. Medea, one of their fleet of coal barques, operated mostly between Newcastle, Geelong and Melbourne.

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

Latitude: 38° 15.500′ S   (38.258333° S / 38° 15′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 144° 43.250′ E   (144.720833° E / 144° 43′ 15″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-04-07 02:14:58 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: William Salthouse, 1,991 m, bearing 219°, SW
Wooden Sailing Vessel.
Built: 1858.
Sunk: 10 September 1880.
Depth: 2 m.



DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

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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