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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Wreck Dive Site

The Restless was built in Nova Scotia in 1866, registered in Melbourne in 1888 and involved in coastal trade. It was damaged by fire in Melbourne in 1890, and sold and converted into a lighter in 1890-91.

The Restless was being towed by the tug Otter to Geelong along with another lighter the Orange Grove (Age 23/01/1902) when it met with the full fury of a gale with 50 mph winds. The hawser of the Restless broke and the anchor dropped, but did not hold.

Aboard the Restless were a lighterman and his wife and two children, who suffered exposure and anxiety during the Restless' drift across Port Phillip Bay. Fortunately the Restless went ashore on sand and didn't break up, and the family was rescued by Mr Hamilton, fisherman of Carrum, and a party of oarsmen.

The Restless lies north of the Patterson River mouth in Port Phillip. It is recreationally significant being close to shore, and easily accessed by divers and snorkellers.

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

Latitude: 38° 4.342′ S   (38.072367° S / 38° 4′ 20.52″ S)
Longitude: 145° 7.133′ E   (145.118883° E / 145° 7′ 7.98″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-10 23:36:39 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Tedesco Reef Seaford, 2,618 m, bearing 230°, SW
Wooden Lighter.
Built: Nova Scotia, Canada, 1866.
Sunk: January 1902.

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