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The Southern Ocean Shipwreck Trail encompasses the region between the Victorian border and the Murray Mouth. In a region where 101 vessels have been wrecked and 218 lives lost, this trail tells the story of South Australia's tragic maritime history.

The state's worst maritime tragedy was the loss of the Admella and its 89 passengers and crew near Cape Northumberland in 1859.

Other notable shipwrecks in the region include the Geltwood, a 1056 tonne sailing ship wrecked in 1876 with the loss of 31 lives; the Maria, a small sailing vessel wrecked off the Coorong in 1840, with all passengers and crew killed while attempting to reach Encounter Bay; and the Phaeton, an American sailing vessel lost while bringing Chinese immigrants into Robe in 1857.

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Vessel name

Vessel type

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 Admella

 iron hulled screw steamer  Link to map and additional information

 Euro

 iron hulled screw steamer  Link to map and additional information

 Geltwood

 iron hulled barque  Link to map and additional information

 Koning Willem II

 wooden ship  Link to map and additional information

 Margaret Brock

 wooden barque  Link to map and additional information

 Maria

 wooden brigantine  Link to map and additional information

 Nene Valley

 barque  Link to map and additional information
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