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Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

The schooner Rubicon was loading lime for Melbourne at the jetty at Walkerville when a heavy swell set in. The vessel was hauled off from the jetty to the safety of the anchorage. Shortly afterwards, the wind shifted and the ship parted from its cables and drove onto the rocks to become a total wreck in Waratah Bay, Wilson Promontory. The Victorian Steam Navigation Board investigated the circumstances attending the wrecking of the vessel and found that the wreck was caused by stress of weather and no claim could be attached to master or crew.

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

Latitude: 38° 51.500′ S   (38.858333° S / 38° 51′ 30″ S)
Longitude: 146° 36.390′ E   (146.6065° E / 146° 36′ 23.4″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-12 12:59:03 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Tomatin, 11,996 m, bearing 302°, WNW
Sailing Schooner.
Built: 1972.
Sunk: 10 October 1887.

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