Janet Wreck Site, Rottnest IslandYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Built in Fremantle in 1878, at the time of her wrecking the Janet was the largest vessel to belong to the Fremantle Port. She was returning from a voyage to Columbo carrying wheat and furniture for the Swan River Colony. The 211 ton, 33 metre jarrah schooner hit Transit Reef in the evening of December 11th 1887. Full of water, her crew were found clinging to the spars of the masts and the vessel was a total wreck by the following morning.
None of the wooden hull structure remains onsite however, two admiralty type anchors, a donkey boiler and piping remain scattered amongst a small cave system as well as a museum plinth.