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The Star 1880


The Star 1880

The Star, was a two-masted wooden schooner which was wrecked on the Murray Reefs west of Becher Point on the 20"' of October 1880, after a whaling expedition. She sank with all apparatus aboard, though the cargo was salvaged. John Bateman, the owner from Fremantle was aboard when the event occurred. Captain Sheppard's certificate was suspended for 18 months after an enquiry found he neglected to take soundings with a lead line.

Research by students from Rockingham Senior High School

Recreational dive information: The wreck is located about 2 kilometres south of Sisters Rocks on the Murray Reef chain out from Becher Point, Max Depth 2.3 meters, Visibility unknown, approximate position GPS: S 32°22.5900, E 115°41.0300


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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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