Sea Bird

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Wooden Sailing Barquentine | Max Depth: 11 metres (36 feet)

The Sea Bird (aka Seabird) was a Wooden Sailing Barquentine built in Bath, Maine, USA in 1864. It ran ashore on 19 June 1867 near West Channel lightship about 1:40 pm. Despite attempts by crew and steamers Pharos, Black Eagle and Resolute, efforts to refloat vessel failed.

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

Latitude: 38° 12.100′ S   (38.201667° S / 38° 12′ 6″ S)
Longitude: 144° 44.833′ E   (144.747217° E / 144° 44′ 49.98″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-31 02:58:21 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: West Channel Pile Light, 1,162 m, bearing 45°, NE
Wooden Sailing Barquentine.
Built: 1864.
Sunk: 19 June 1867.
Depth: 11 m.

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