The Essington shipwreck lies in Port Fairy Bay off Battery Lane on Victoria's Shipwreck Coast.
When the gale and the sea moderated, attempts were made to unload the cargo, but the water continued to gain on the pumps. A kedge anchor was run ashore and the vessel hauled upon it. All fittings and cargo were then removed and the Essington was abandoned.
The shipwreck of the brig Essington is archaeologically significant for its remains of an early Australian built vessel. It is historically significant for its role in the whaling industry and in the early development of Victoria, and for its association with the pioneers' Captain Mills and John Griffiths.
Dive Type: Wreck Dive
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