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Marine Park - No Fishing Wilsons Promontory Wreck Dive Site

The wooden brigantine Miranda was a regular Bass Strait trader from Hobart and Launceston to Port Albert. It carried general cargo and building material to Port Albert and livestock to Tasmania. The vessel anchored in the shelter of Rabbit Island on a voyage from Hobart to Port Albert in August 1852. A strong south easterly caused the vessel to part from both anchors, and it went ashore in a cove on Wilson's Promontory that now bears its name. No lives were lost, but the vessel was subsequently condemned, and burnt on the beach where it lay.

The Miranda is significant as an example of an Australian built cargo ship working in the Bass Strait trade.

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

Latitude: 38° 54.800′ S   (38.913333° S / 38° 54′ 48″ S)
Longitude: 146° 28.800′ E   (146.48° E / 146° 28′ 48″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-12 01:53:36 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Elm Grove, 825 m, bearing 240°, WSW
Wooden Sailing Brig.
Built: 1846.
Sunk: 7 August 1852.

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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