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Outside Port Phillip Wreck Dive Site

Sailing Schooner

The Wave was chartered to carry stone to be used in improving the roads around Port Albert and Tarraville. The vessel approached the Port Albert bar with a load from Corner Inlet, but was forced to anchor due to a strong north west wind. After riding safely at anchor for three hours, the cable parted and the Wave was blown onto a sandbank, becoming a total wreck on 11 December 1859.

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

Latitude: 38° 45.504′ S   (38.7584° S / 38° 45′ 30.24″ S)
Longitude: 146° 40.797′ E   (146.67995° E / 146° 40′ 47.82″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-03-12 13:35:01 GMT
Source: GPS
Nearest Neighbour: Clonmel, 1,612 m, bearing 353°, N
Sailing Schooner.
Sunk: 11 December 1859 .

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