Author Archives: Matthew Sayre

Lihou Reef

Lihou Reef In the Coral Sea there is the inappropriately named Lihou Reef. Lihou Reefs is a more accurate name for this location. This site is made up of over twenty-five reefs and cays. The islands and reefs sit upon the rim of this enormous coral atoll. The 60-mile length and 20-mile width make this the largest atoll in […]

Wrecks at Mellish Reef

A unidentified fishing boat wrecked at Mellish Reef

Mellish Reef Mellish Reef is situated 700 nautical miles East of Cairns. The reef is home to the wreck of the Mindi, a 2,065-ton steamer that ran aground in 1923. The wreck spreads over the reef, with the largest section being the bow. The engine is a fascinating spectacle. Also, the winch gear is equally […]