Return to the Waitara
Appeared in DIVER June 2012
Returning to a classic Channel wreck unvisited by him for almost 17 years, Leigh Bishop discovers that over time old wrecks can become as-new wrecks – and therefore exciting all over again!
A diver lights up a mooring bollard almost hidden by snagged trawl net
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Historic photograph of Waitara at anchor
The team discovered the Waitara wreck in 1995
Diver Alan Yeend with the ship’s bell
A rigging deadeye on the wreck today
Alan Boness inspects a large grinding stone
Chamber pots can still be found in the wreckage
Various bottles recovered from the wreck in 1995
Grinding stones lie in the wreckage
Artefacts like this pouring jug are spread around
A chamber pot recovered from the Waitara
various bottles found on the wreck;
a porthole brought up by Leigh Bishop