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Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

Wooden Sailing Barque

A severe gale on the Gippsland coast in July 1865 claimed three colliers sheltering at Wilsons Promontory, the Natal, Lady Young and Tomatin. After one of the Tomatin's anchor chains parted, the crew attempted to sail into the lee of Rabbit Island. However, the force of the gale was so great that the vessel was driven onto rocks on the mainland in Johnny Souey Cove, Wilsons Promontory, where it broke up rapidly. The crew abandoned ship before the Tomatin struck, and they were able to reach safety in Sealers Cove.

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

Latitude: 38° 48.000′ S   (38.8° S / 38° 48′ S)
Longitude: 146° 29.400′ E   (146.49° E / 146° 29′ 24″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-13 08:06:23 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Tin Mine Cove, 6,060 m, bearing 265°, W
Wooden Sailing Barque.
Built: 1839.
Sunk: 11 July 1865.

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