Bootie Island

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Bootie Island
Geography
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 11°50′49″S 143°18′04″E / 11.847°S 143.301°E / -11.847; 143.301Coordinates: 11°50′49″S 143°18′04″E / 11.847°S 143.301°E / -11.847; 143.301
Area 0.02 km2 (0.0077 sq mi)
Country
State Queensland

Bootie Island is a small island in far north Queensland, Australia 18 km northeast of Cape Grenville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is part of the Cockburn Islands Group. It is around 2 hectares or 0.02 square km in size.[1]

It is to the north of Manley Islet and Buchen Rock within the Cockburn Reef adjacent to Pollard Channel and next to the Sir Charles Hardy Islands.

Shipwrecks for Cockburn Islands generally[edit]

  • Amelia Breillart. Brig, 162 tons.

Struck the north edge or Cockburn Reef, Queensland, 15 August 1861 but broke free, continued her voyage but next day leaked so badly she was abandoned.

  • Florinda / Flounda. Schooner, 105 tons. Built Melbourne 1873.

Forced on to a reef at the north-eastern end of Cockburn Island, Queensland, by adverse winds, sank, 9 June 1887

  • Pioneer. Brig, 148 tons. Built 1850.

Wrecked on the north-west point of Cockburn Reef, Qld, 30 May 1851. Crew rescued by barque Waverly and taken on to Batavia. She had been chartered to search Port Essington and Torres Strait for the long missing Dr. Ludwig Leichhardt.

  • Richard Bell. Brig.

Ashore on Cockburn Reef, off the Queensland coast, 1833

  • Undaunted. Ship, 1245 tons.

Wrecked after striking a reef near Cockburn Island, Queensland, 4 September 1863. Crew and cargo rescued by barque Cornwallis

  • William. Brig, 219 tons. Reg. Cape Town 22/1837, reg Sydney 21/1837, 19/1838, 29/1838. Lbd 84 x 21.5 x 17 ft. Master Henry Kreuger.

From Sydney, wrecked on Cockburn Island reef, off Cape Grenville, Qld, 8 September 1838. She was in company with the ship Trusty, which assisted in attempting to get her off, with no success. The William was abandoned, the crew taken aboard Trusty.

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