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Highland Forest 1901


Highland Forest 1901

Highland Forest Iron barque, 1040 tons Built Leith 1884, reg Glasgow. Lbd 209.6 x 34.2 x 19.7 ft. Captain Chapman. Ashore in calm conditions, wrecked, on Murray Reef, WA, 29 April 1901. while on a voyage from New York to Fremantle. After the crew were taken off by fishing boats she soon broke up.

The Highland Forest was an iron barque of 998 tons. It was totally destroyed on 29''' April, 1901 on a voyage from New York when it struck a reef. The wreck lies 6 kilometres offshore on the Muway Reefs. Author Joseph Conrad wrote a novel based upon his experiences on the Highland Forest before it was wrecked.

Research by students from Rockingham Senior High School

Recreational dive information: The site lies at the end of the Murray Reef group approximately 2.2 kilometres offshore, Max Depth 6 meters. Visibility unknown, approximate position is GPS: S 32°23.7821, E 115°40.7161


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Any boat with divers operating from it must always display signals by day or night to inform other boat users. visit iMarine for more information.

Recreational fishing information: Fishing is unknown around this wreck, please re frame from dropping your anchor on to the wreck, help preserve the wreck by doing the right thing


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