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SHIP WRECKS OF KANGAROO ISLAND

Albert
built 1863 - 2 masted schooner - wrecked 1875 Antechamber Bay - 2 crew - both survived

Adelaide Renown
built 1932 - fishing vessel - wrecked 1979 Cape du Couedic - 2 crew abandoned ship after vessel started sinking - both rescued

Atalanta
built unknown - oyster cutter - wrecked 1860 Ravine de Casoars - 2 crew - both survived

Brothers
built unknown - fishing cutter - wrecked 1911 Cape Cassini - 2 crew - both survived

Cape Arid
built 1979 - aluminium hulled Patrol boat - 1979 near Point Morrison sank off of Western Cove Nepean Bay - 2 crew -1 survivor (he swam to shore at Point Morrison)

Carona Astron
built 1928 - fishing vessel - wrecked 1976 Antechamber Bay - 3 crew - all survived

Cygnet
built 1875 - 2 masted schooner - wrecked 1905 Investigator Strait - 4 crew - all perished - mystery surrounds this sinking as no distress signal was heard - possibly caught in  a sudden squall.

Daring
built unknown - ketch - wrecked 1885 Penneshaw - crew number unknown - all survived

Duncow
built 1878 - fully rigged sailing ship - 1897 Cape du Couedic - not wrecked but abandoned in high seas when the crew of 25 left the ship to the elements and reported it wrecked. Subsequent investigations found the ship safe at anchor and it is listed on most charts as a wreck

Ekalta
built 1955 - fishing vessel - wrecked 1974 Windmill Bay - 4 crew - all survived

Emily Smith
built 1849 - wooden brigantine - wrecked 1877 Maupertius Bay - 14 crew and 25 passengers - only 5 survivors

Eva
built 1876 - wooden steamship - wrecked 1903 Antechamber Bay - 3 crew - all survived

Ewbank
built 1851 - 2 masted barge - wrecked 1886 South Coast - no records of crew numbers or survivors

Fairfield
built 1846 - barque - wrecked 1874 Cape Cassini - number of crew unknown - all survived

Fanny M
built 1877 - composite vessel - wrecked 1885 Point Marsden - 11 crew - all survived - (ran aground at Point Marsden sand spit, the ships cargo of coal subsequently caught fire and the ship burnt totally)

Fides
built unknown - barque - wrecked 1860 Snug cove - 15 crew - 5 survivors

Golden Hope
built unknown - fishing cutter - wrecked 1895 Redbanks - number of crew unknown - all survived

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Acknowledgement

This is a brief summary of information sourced from "Kangaroo Island Shipwrecks" - written by Clifford D Chapman and purchased in 1989.

 

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