Port_Gore,_New_Zealand

Port Gore, New Zealand

Port Gore is a bay and natural harbour at the northern end of the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand. It is located close to the northern tip of the South Island, at the western end of Cook Strait. It is directly to the west of the entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound.

Port Gore is the resting place of the 170 metre Soviet luxury cruise liner, the Mikhail Lermontov, which sank on 16 February 1986 as a result of attempting to navigate the narrow passage between Cape Jackson and the Lighthouse Rock. It is now a popular attraction as the largest fully intact wreck dive in the world and easily accessible at a depth of only 37 metres.

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