Wreck Point - QLD

Cape,Headland,Point 

Position

DEG: -23.14319 150.76354
DMS: 23º 08' 35.49" S 150º 45' 48.72" E
UTM: 56 K 7438872mN 271006mE
Altitude: 12.24m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Cape,Headland,Point

Location

530.69kms NorthWest of Brisbane
952.6kms SouthEast of Daintree

Address & Contact

111 Matthew Flinders Dr
Cooee Bay QLD 4703
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Wreck point is named for the wreck of the 62 ton transport schooner Selina which was found waterlogged and washed ashore near the point in October 1848. She was found by Captain Roach of the cutter Will-o’-the-Wisp.

The Selina was launched in Brisbane in 1847 after being built for Captain Deloitte of Sydney. She had taken on board a load of logs destined for Sydney at Pine River just north of Brisbane, but never arrived in Sydney. Instead, 15 months later, she was found near what is now Wreck Point.

Her crew had been lost for reasons unknown and she drifted at sea before eventually making landfall. Her cargo was intact but the main mast and sails were missing. Holes in the deck are thought to have been cut for bailing water from the hold.

In November 1848 the schooner Breeze was sent from Sydney to salvage the Selina. She was re floated and sailed to Keppel Bay but more resources were needed to to complete the salvage. Breeze sailed for Sydney but never returned, leaving one man to look after the pumps. His rations became exhausted and so did he, but he continued to man the pumps for 6 weeks.

The crewman Owens finally abandoned Selina and she sank in Keppel Bay. Later, Owens was rescued by Secret under captain Jackson which had been sent to retrieve him.

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Closest Weather Station

Yeppoon at 19/10:30pm EST
Distance from Wreck Point 1.52km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
15.3°C11.4°C32%-1.3°C1019.8hPa0.0mmS9km/hr
5knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Yeppoon The Esplanade
Distance from Wreck Point 1.52km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.329.228.426.624.121.821.322.124.326.127.428.7
Mean Min. °C23.623.722.419.615.613.311.812.615.619.021.322.7
Mean Rain mm149.6175.2111.370.778.258.030.838.635.150.673.5125.1

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