SS MacIntyre

Description

MacIntyre was built at Echuca, Victoria, in 1877, originally as a composite barge, but later converted to a schooner-rigged screw steamer. MacIntyre was outward bound from Port Victoria after having topped up its cargo of wheat, which had been loaded at Port Rickaby.

Under the command of Captain Lingard, the vessel reportedly struck a rock on the south end of Wardang Island at midnight on 1 April 1927.

The wreck site lies in 5-10m of water on rocky reef and sandy floor.