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vessels up or down through the estuary on her trips backwards and forwards.”  

Schooner Beatrice was built in Sussex, England in 1860. First came to Portland and then to Port Adelaide to serve Admiralty and South Australia as a survey ship in South Australian and Northern Territory waters. She was wrecked in 1897, salvaged and transferred to Melbourne. Wrecked second time at Waterhouse Island, Bass Strait.

(Source: D.D’A.Webling, The Journals of Alfred Charles Webling, Canberra, 1995. Ronald Parsons, Ketches of South Australia, Adelaide, 1983. Ronald Parsons, Shipwrecks in South Australia, Adelaide, 1984. Nancy Robinson, Reluctant Harbour, Adelaide, 1976. The Western Australian Museum, Online Databases, Western Australia Shipwrecks, 2005. History of Port Augusta, Chronology, PDF file, Port Augusta Library, 2005. N.N. Wright, Early South Australian Shipping, 1840-1876, Adelaide, 1951.)

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