GPS: -38.20796 144.730102
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:53:53 PM
On the south side of the wreck site remains of the ship's rigging, the anchor chain and rope can be seen. An information plinth has been placed on the site.
With increased demand from the growing building trade, local lime was used to supplement the limited supplies of imported Portland lime. Initially, kilns were established at Portsea and Sorrento. Gradually the trade moved north to Rye and Mount Martha and then across to Geelong and Lara and then to Lilydale.
The mosquito fleet also carried tea-tree wood and bark. Tannin was extracted from the bark and used in the leather industry. Tea-tree wood was also a preferred source of fuel for baker's ovens as the ash did not stick to bread.
Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor