August 2011

Marine Electric

February 10, 1983 carrying a cargo of 25,000 tons of coal. Seas were rough and skies were overcast. The air and water temperature was cold andAs the ship cruised off Virginia’s east shore, the weather deteriorated. By the next morning, the seas were between 20 and 40 feet, with winds up at 60 knots. By […]

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Commercial tugboat sunk as part of the Delaware Artificial Reef Program on January 15, 1999.Length: 90 ft.Depth: 100 ft.Large fish have been quick to inhabit this wreck.It is a nice change of pace from the usual wreck sites as it is obviously still intact and can be dived in tri-level fashion.  

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The top of the docks can usually be reached at 100-110 ft.The “Dry Docks” are home to large pelagic schools, huge starfish, anemones, mussels, scallops and lobsters.They are located in the general vicinity of the Moonstone and other deep wrecks out of Indian River, Delaware.

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small lobsters inhabit the many nooks and crannies as well. Most of the wrecks are covered by bright yellow encrusting sponge and myriad starfish. On good visibility days, divers can be seen on the bottom from the surface. Among the many inhabitants ofthe shoals are stingrays, tautog, sea bass, trigger fish, butterfly fish, puffer fish

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Photo: The submarine chaser SC-291 loaded with troops from the stranded Northern Pacific off Fire Island, NY leaving for the military hospitals near New York Harbor.A steamer laid down 25 September 1913. Completed by Win. Cramp and Sons, Ship & Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, 1914; acquired by the Shipping Board from Spokane, Portland, &

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