Kangaroo Island acted as a destructive magnet to many ships both
large and small and has caused the loss of lives of a number of
people over the recorded maritime history.
There are possibly unrecorded disappearances and wrecks still
to be discovered lying in the waters off the coasts.
A large number of sealers and whalers plied the coastline here unrecorded
and disappeared without trace, whether that was off the island coast
or not can only be speculated but as so many tragedies occurred
here it is reasonable to assume that on some coasts of Kangaroo
Island rest never to be told stories of hardships that the sailors