Wreck Bay


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Wreck Bay

Shipwrecks in the Jervis Bay Area 1805-1928

1805 Sloop ‘Nancy’ ran aground at Steamers Beach. Survivors took eleven days to walk to Sydney.
1835 Convict ship ‘Hive’ driven ashore Bherwerre Beach.
1836 Schooner ‘Blackbird’ wrecked while attempting to salvage stores from ‘Hive’ at Wreck Bay.
1850 Barque ‘Juniper’ wrecked (carrying wine to Sydney) at St George Head.
1855 Schooner ‘Martha and Elizabeth’ wrecked at Point Perpendicular.
1859 The brigantine ‘Caroline’ wrecked at Point Perpendicular.
1865 P.S. ‘Mynora’ wrecked at Steamers Beach.
1867 Barque ‘Julie Heyn’ lost south of Jervis Bay.
1867 Ketch ‘Aeolus’ loaded with timber, parted her cables and was blown ashore at Hole-in-the-Wall.
1869 Schooner ‘Missie’ lost at the mouth of Currumbene Creek.
1870 ‘Maid of Riverton’ blown ashore in Jervis Bay
1870 Barque ‘Summer Cloud’ stranded at Wreck Bay and wrecked. This location now bears her name.
1874 Schooner ‘Mary’ driven ashore at Wreck Bay by a gale. Mary Bay is named after this vessel.
1874 The brig ‘Rose of Australia’ ran aground at Wreck Bay.
1876 ‘S.S. Dandenong’ sank off Jervis Bay with great loss of life.
1882 Steam collier ‘Plutus’ ran aground at Currarong.
1883 The Schooner ‘Agnes’ foundered off Jervis Bay.
1886 The passenger steamship ‘S.S. Corangamite’ lost at St Georges Head.
1893 The schooner ‘Result’ wrecked near Beecroft Head.
1908 Scow ‘Hilda’ ran aground at Wreck Bay loaded with timber.
1909 The ‘Naudura’ grounded at Sussex Inlet.
1911 ‘S.S. Tilba’ ran aground on rocks at Wreck Bay.
1915 Schooner’Advance’ driven ashore at Wreck Bay.
1915 The coastal steamer ‘Wandra’ wrecked at Drum and Drumsticks.
1922 The coastal trader ‘Mokau’ beached for repairs at Wreck Bay and destroyed in rough weather.
1928 The passenger steamship ‘S.S. Merimbula’ ran aground at Currarong.
European settlement of the district began about 1827. Construction of the Cape St George lighthouse began in 1854, and the elegant structure was completed in 1856. Unfortunately the lighthouse was built in the wrong spot, and it came to be regarded as a navigational hazard, resulting in its partial demolition in the early 1900s.

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