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**Dean Cropp on the \Fatima\ shipwreck site, (unexplored weather-side)**

Here’s a famous shipwreck site on the outside edge of the Great Barrier Reef(s).

The **\Fatima\** went up on the weather side of \Great Detached Reef\ and left a couple of anchors partially exposed as the wreck, or part of it, was washed across the top of the reef and presumably into the lagoon on the other side.

Here on the ocean side or \weather-side\ of this coral reef are unusual coral lumps or mounds which I have a gut-feeling might be now coral-encrusted parts of the original ship. A metal detector here could be interesting.

The shape of the coral here, especially near an established wreck site is the clue.

Working in the surf zone would be difficult. Just getting there is far from being easy.

It might be a while before anyone does anything, or maybe never?


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Sample pages from the self-published booklet by **John Sumner,** a diver with sincere passion for shipwreck knowledge.

Some people collect postcards relating to shipwrecks. How interesting and different. I had no idea such things existed. The booklet sells for $7 from PO Box 48 Canterbury NSW 2193

Mobile phone +61 409 435 586

email: **johnsumner911** (AT) **gmail.com**