Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 174

Rhone National Marine Park Just off the BVI’s Salt Island lies the 800 acre Rhone Island Marine Park. Within the park lies the Royal Mail Steamer wreck which sank in 1867 during a hurricane. Sadly, 125 people perished that day. The marine park stretches from Lee Bay on Salt Island across to Dead Chest Island. The 310’ x 40’ Wreck of the Rhone lies in two parts in depths ranging between 30 to 90 feet. The ship’s anchor broke away and lies outside Great Harbour, Peter Island and the second section of the ship lies in Lee Bay. Photo Credit: TripAdvisor Traveller Elindoo