I'm looking for recent dive/fishing reports of the Radford. If you've been there in the last year or two, I'd like to hear what you found. In particular, where is the stern now? I can find no reports since 2012.
New Jersey Scuba Diving
Shinnecock Artificial Reef
- 2 tugboats
- 9 barges
- Brenton Reef - 87 ft Coast Guard light tower - Friday January 8, 1993
- Lieutenant - 51 ft trawler - Tue Sept 11, 1990
- Mandy Ray - 126 ft trawler
- Maroca - 46 ft pleasure craft
- Marlu - trawler
- Mayflower - 50 ft trawler - Wednesday October 28, 1992
- Sea Mist - 55 ft pleasure craft - Saturday April 23, 1994
- steel & concrete rubble and rock
- 6 armored vehicles
- 1000 tire units
- shipwreck, trawler
- ( 126 ft )
- October 16, 1998
- 40°48.133' -72°28.500'
The dive boat Jean Marie worked in conjunction with the DEC and Cornell Cooperative Extension to make this one happen. She was sunk in October of 1998, a few miles off Shinnecock Inlet, to become part of our underwater habitat. Ironically, she now becomes home to some of the same species that she formerly harvested during her topside life.
This wreck is 126 feet long, sitting upright and basically intact. She provides an awesome sight as you descend upon her. Part of her superstructure reaches up to about 45 feet below the surface. A fairly new wreck, she is nevertheless loaded with marine life, only promising to get better as time goes on.
Sadly, the Mandy Ray stands as a memorial to the owners of the Jean Marie, Ken and Jean Marie Jastrzebski, who died in a car crash in 2005.
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