This painting by Turner is something to be admired and the ship wreck on the left is certainly of interest. Firstly, the view has been taken from the Nayland Rock with Margate Harbour and Hooper's Mill visible on the horizon. Close to the location where the veiw of the painting today there is a gulley that has a familiar shape, which is the outline of a sailing vessel. This morning I photographed the gulleyand ribs. It is situated on the Margate side of the Nayland Rock and the location is identifiable by one of the Nayland beacon posts on the left. Today was a neap tide so the gulley did not drain, but in the gulley covered by water is the ribs of a sailing vessel similar to the size that would match the ship wreck in the picture. I have tried to take a picture and the out line of the ribs is visible plus part of the keel structure.
At spring tides the gulley does drain out and the ribs are better exposed, considering the remains of the stumps of the Jarvis landing stage (1824) are still with us. Could it be possible that the remains of the shipwreck be the same as in the picture as the location is about right. Well worth further investigation do you agree ?