1863–64, while surveying the coastline, the Colonial
Government's hydrographers found the
62 ton ship, Selina, here and promptly
named the place Wreck Point.
the Selina was wrecked here twice – first, probably
in August 1847, not long after sailing for Sydney on her maiden
voyage from Pine River, north of Brisbane. Inexplicably, the
ship was found washed up here on 20 October 1848. Her hull
was waterlogged, her main mast was cut away and the cargo
of cedar logs was still intact. The crew of 4 was never found.
marker was removed in an accident and Capricorn Coast Historical
Society is now working on a replacement as part of a new series
The Selina, reportedly the first ship built in Queensland
was refloated 3 months later when one man stayed to pump out
the hull and keep her afloat. But, in about 6 weeks, exhausted
and out of food, he abandoned the ship and Keppel Bay reclaimed