Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

RP4287 - Pitch/tar/oil


Tar Sediment from inside jar- pitch? (RP 2194) - two bags

Site Area Code North West

Material Pitch/tar/oil

Museum Reference

Registration Number 4287

ID 14669

Status Commonwealth

Map of shipwreck


An American China trader wrecked at Ningaloo reef in 1811. The first example of an outwardbound American China trader to be examined from the archaeological perspective. Reported in the Columbian Sentinel dated 3 August 1811 to have had
$280 000 in specie on its outward journey from Boston.
Rapid departed Boston for Canton on 28 September 1810. After rounding the
Cape of...