New Jersey Scuba Diving

Dive Sites - Long Island - West

Introduction

Do not ask for numbers - I will not give them out !

Sea Conditions at Islip data buoy 44025
as of 2:50 pm EST1950 GMT on 02/08/2016:

Wind Direction (WDIR):N ( 10 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD):23.3 kts
Wind Gust (GST):29.1 kts
Wave Height (WVHT):13.1 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD):11 sec
Average Period (APD):7.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWD):E ( 89 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES):29.68 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY):+0.00 in ( Steady )
Air Temperature (ATMP):29.5 °F
Water Temperature (WTMP):45.0 °F
Ice Accretion (ICE):0.00 in per hour
Wind Chill (CHILL):14.9 °F
Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M):25.3 kts
Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M):25.3 kts

source: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44025

FZUS51 KOKX 081746
CWFOKX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

MONTAUK POINT NEW YORK TO SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY OUT 20 NM OFFSHORE
INCLUDING LONG ISLAND SOUND...LONG ISLAND BAYS AND NEW YORK HARBOR

ANZ300-082200-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

SYNOPSIS FOR LONG ISLAND WATERS AND NEW YORK HARBOR

AN INTENSE STORM EAST OF CAPE COD WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TODAY AND
PASS SOUTH OF NOVA SCOTIA TONIGHT. A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.



ANZ350-082200-
MORICHES INLET NY TO MONTAUK POINT NY OUT 20 NM-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS
11 TO 16 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
NE AROUND 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY.

TUE NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...BECOMING
N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND
RAIN LIKELY.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



ANZ353-082200-
FIRE ISLAND INLET NY TO MORICHES INLET NY OUT 20 NM-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO
13 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. SNOW LIKELY...MAINLY THIS EVENING. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM
THIS EVENING.

TUE
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND
RAIN LIKELY.

TUE NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...BECOMING
NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



ANZ355-082200-
SANDY HOOK NJ TO FIRE ISLAND INLET NY OUT 20 NM-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM LATE.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
LIGHT SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...BECOMING
NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. LIGHT SNOW AND RAIN.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



ANZ330-082200-
LONG ISLAND SOUND EAST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING
NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4
FT.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS.
LIGHT SNOW.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.



ANZ335-082200-
LONG ISLAND SOUND WEST OF NEW HAVEN CT/PORT JEFFERSON NY-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS...
INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM LATE.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW THIS EVENING
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

TUE NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 1 FT OR LESS. LIGHT SNOW.

WED
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS...THEN 1 TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
SEAS AROUND 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.



ANZ338-082200-
NEW YORK HARBOR-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SNOW LIKELY EARLY...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW LATE. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF SNOW.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS EVENING.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW.

WED
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.



ANZ340-082200-
PECONIC AND GARDINERS BAYS-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES
2 TO 4 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING
NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SNOW LIKELY THIS
EVENING WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

TUE NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES AROUND 1 FT. LIGHT SNOW.

WED
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS IN THE
MORNING...THEN 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. WAVES 1
TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1
TO 2 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.



ANZ345-082200-
SOUTH SHORE BAYS FROM JONES INLET THROUGH SHINNECOCK BAY-
1246 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING


THIS AFTERNOON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. SNOW. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT THIS EVENING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SNOW LIKELY THIS EVENING WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. LIGHT SNOW.

TUE NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. LIGHT SNOW.

WED
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS...THEN 1 TO 2 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. LIGHT SNOW.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

THU
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

FRI
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.


source: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS51.KOKX.html


' 3/4 Tug'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, tugboat
Depth:
135 ft

Location courtesy of Capt. Dan Berg of Aqua Explorers.


'59-Pounder'

Long Island West Chart


Depth:
110 ft

wooden ribs


Acara ( 'Tea Wreck' )

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, England
Built:
1898, England
Specs:
( 380 x 47 ft ) 4193 gross tons
Sunk:
March 1, 1902; ran aground in storm - no casualties
Depth:
25 ft

The Acara lies 1,500 to 1,800 ft off shore, in 25 ft of water. She is quite broken up, with wreckage spread over a wide area. Still, there are one or two sections with 10 ft or so of relief. brass fittings and other artifacts are still being found.

Visibility depends upon surge conditions, usually ranging from 5-20 ft.



'Arnoff'

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, schooner barge
Specs:
( 200 ft est.)
Sunk:
late 1800's ?
Depth:
80 ft

'Bug Light'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
lighthouse

Probably refers to any of the several harbor lighthouses, which are built on islands of rubble stone and are reputed to be good lobster sites.

Note that many of these fall under New York lobster laws !

Location courtesy of Capt. Dan Berg of AquaExplorers.


Burnside

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Specs:
855 tons
Sunk:
Sunday April 20, 1913

Charles E. Dunlap ( 'Coconut Wreck' )

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, schooner, USA
Built:
1904, Millbridge ME USA
Specs:
( 225 x 42 ft ) 1498 gross tons
Sunk:
July 22, 1919; ran aground in fog
Depth:
25 ft

low wooden debris field, coconuts


Coastwise

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, tugboat, USA
Built:
1900, Perth Amboy NJ USA
Specs:
( 109 x 24 ft ) 268 gross tons, 17 crew
Sunk:
Monday July 19, 1920
sprung a leak - no casualties
Depth:
110 ft

wooden


Cornelia Soule ( 'Granite Wreck' )

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, schooner, USA
Specs:
306 tons, 6 crew
Sunk:
Saturday April 26, 1902
ran aground in bad weather - no casualties
Depth:
25 ft

Cornelia Soule

The Cornelia Soule was a 306 ton three-masted schooner. She was bound from Maine to Philadelphia, heavily loaded with a cargo of cut granite jetty stones at the time of her demise.

On April 26, 1902, during a heavy sea and gale force wind, the vessel ran aground on Rockaway Shoals. Because of the heavy sea, lifesavers could not reach the schooner until the next morning. At that time, Captain Bennett and his entire crew of five men were rescued and treated for exposure ailments.

Because of the cargo she was carrying, this wreck is better known as the Granite Wreck. She lies inshore and west of the Warrior Buoy in 25 feet of water. Most of her wood hull has become deteriorated or buried, but some ribs and planking can be seen on the west side of the wreck. The stern can be distinguished by some remaining steering machinery, but most of the wreck left to be explored is her cargo of granite slabs. This little wreck has become a good spot for spearfishing, especially Blackfish. She has also been a fairly productive, shallow water site for lobsters.

Excerpted from Wreck Valley CDROM by Dan Berg


'Dodger'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, sailing ship
Depth:
100 ft

wooden


'Dragger'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, trawler
Depth:
60 ft

upright, intact


'Ed's Schooner'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:

wooden


Edwin Duke & Stone Barge

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, tugboat & barge, USA
Sunk:
1930; foundered in storm - no casualties
Depth:
55 ft

The Edwin Duke is on her starboard side, with her pilot house torn off. The wooden hull has deteriorated and is collapsing. Stone pile approximately one mile southwest is the remains of the tow.


'Eureka'

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, trawler?, USA
Depth:
110 ft

debris field, boiler, machinery


'Happy Days'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:
115 ft

The Happy Days appears to be the remains of a wooden schooner. The Happy Days sits in 115 feet of water just east of the G&D wreck. According to Jimmy Fazzolare this wreck consists of scattered wreckage with one mast stump sticking up. Jim reports that the wrecks bell was recovered by one of the Aquarians Club divers. Unfortunately, the bell did not have the wrecks name on it. Visibility, here is often hampered by sediment from a silty bottom. Jim reports that this wreck is one of the best lobster wrecks in the area.

from AquaExplorers / Dan Berg


'Harvey's Schooner'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:
120 ft

The Harvey's Woody is an unidentified wooden schooner that sits in 120 feet of water about 24 miles out of Jones Inlet NY. According to diver Jim Fazzolare diver can find not only low lying ribs but a large pile of anchor chain, a large fluted anchor and winch. This wreck is excellent for lobsters.

from AquaExplorers / Dan Berg


'Inshore Schooner'

Long Island West Chart


side-scan sonar image

Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Sunk:
circa 1860; cause unknown
Depth:
35 ft

low wood debris field, bottles, coconut shells


Irma C

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:
105 ft

The Irma C, an old coal barge, rests a few miles east of the G&D wreck. Her remains have been reduced to a small low-lying patch of wreckage, so that fishing or dive boats may find it a little tricky to anchor on her.

Once in the water, divers will usually find good visibility and an abundance of marine life on this wreck which rests in 105 feet of water. The way her wooden ribs have spread out over time makes perfect homes for lobsters, which are abundant on this as well as other wrecks in the vicinity. According to diver Jim Fazzolare the wreck has a rudder covered in nets in her stern and a winch in the bow

from AquaExplorers / Dan Berg


'Lido' ( Coal Wreck West )

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, barge

Margaret

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, tugboat ?
Depth:
40 ft

This unknown vessel is listed on the charts as "Margaret", and is speculated to be a tugboat. She may be the remains of the Margaret Olsen, a small steam driven harbor boat, which collided with the tugboat Joseph A. Ginder on May 4, 1929. Visibility is usually pretty poor, 15 ft or less, and current can be a problem, due to the proximity to Deb's Inlet.


'Pipe Barge'

Long Island West Chart

Type:
shipwreck, barge
Depth:
60 ft

This is an old wooden push barge that was loaded with large pipes and other construction material. The pipes are mostly 2-4 ft in diameter, like sewer pipes. These are found in the middle of the wreck, which is mostly sunken into the sand. The bow and stern form large enclosed compartments. The stern compartment is mostly collapsed, but the bow compartment is large may be easily penetrated through an opening on the starboard side. This is probably the best place to look for lobsters, although this wreck probably gets hit once a week or more, so they are few and far between. There are also very large Blackfish in here, and all the other fish on this wreck are also very good sized.

The bottom is silty and the viz, usually not good to begin with, quickly drops to zero if you touch a fin down, so a wreck reel would be prudent. Instead of "Pipe Barge", perhaps this wreck should be known as the "Monofilament Barge", since there is so much of it about. Definitely bring a sharp knife.

Site sketch from Wreck Valley CD-ROM courtesy of Capt. Dan Berg of AquaExplorers.


'Reggie'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
105 ft

upside-down steel hull


'Seawolf'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
95 ft

The "Seawolf", as she is called, is a large steel-hulled wreck that faces in an easterly direction. Her bow rises 14 ft or so off the bottom. Most the wreck comes off the bottom only a few feet. She has a large fishing net draped over her midships.


'Steel Wreck'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
80 ft

This unidentified wreck known as the "Steel Wreck" is actually misnamed. She was really a wooden-hulled vessel, carrying a load of metal and wire goods. She's quite broken up, with only a few sections of ribbing and planking remaining. Pieces of her cargo are strewn about the wreckage. This is generally a good lobster wreck. It has been reported that portholes recovered from here are octagonal in shape, not circular.


'Three Sisters'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck
Depth:
80 ft

The "Three Sisters", as she is called, is an unidentified wooden-hulled vessel. She sits in 80 ft of water some 13 miles south of Atlantic Beach Inlet. She sits on a sandy bottom, spread out over a small area. Her boiler and a 4 bladed propeller are still visible. Wooden beams and planking spread out from the boilers aft towards the propeller. Occasionally some artifacts are found, mostly brass fittings. This is generally a decent wreck for lobsters and spearfishing. This wreck is in a main shipping channel, and large vessels make large wakes, so secure all gear.


'Train Wheel Wreck'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:
120 ft

The Train Wheel Wreck is another unidentified wooden schooner. She is located in 120 feet of water only a few miles from the G&D Wreck. According to Jimmy Fazzolare divers will find a pile of train wheels and wooden debris. The Train Wheels must have been cargo. In the center of the wreck is a depression where divers can usually find big lobsters.

from AquaExplorers / Dan Berg

The American schooner W.B. Thompson is listed as sunk December 29 1866 "off Sandy Hook", with a cargo of "car wheels". In 1866, this could only mean train wheels. The same? ( 40 miles off Sandy Hook )


Valerie E

Long Island West Chart


side-scan sonar image

Type:
shipwreck, trawler, clam dredge
Specs:
( 71 ft ) 3 crew
Sunk:
Thursday January 16, 1992; winter storm - no survivors
Depth:
75 ft

The Valerie E sank in the same storm as the John Marvin, off Atlantic City. Although the Valerie E sank off Long Island, her home port was Belford NJ.

Valerie E

The Valerie E was a 71 ft clam dredge that was reported overdue at 12:30 PM on January 16, 1992. At the time she had three crew men aboard. The Coast Guard located the sunken wreck the next day, but unfortunately in the frigid winter waters there was little hope for the crew. They were never recovered and are presumed lost.

The wreck now sits on her port side in 75 feet of water. When we first visited this wreck in the spring of 1992 she was in near perfect condition. At that time her bronze propeller was still shiny. After a powerful Nor'easter in the fall of the same year, the wreck was moved about 200 feet inshore. Apparently the storm was so powerful that the wreck actually bounced across the bottom because one of the propeller blades bent forward 90 degrees. In 1995 the Valerie E's 600 pound, four foot diameter bronze propeller was successfully salvaged.

Excerpted from Wreck Valley CDROM by Dan Berg


'Wolcott'

Long Island West Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner
Depth:
85 ft

The Wolcott is an unknown wooden schooner. This wreck was found and named by charter boat captain, Jay Porter on the day that Jersey Joe Wolcott beat Joe Louis in boxing's title match.

The Wolcott lies very close to the Patchogue fishing grounds, four miles northeast of the San Diego wreck in 83 feet of water. She is a big wreck, very broken up and scattered over a large area. According to Steve Bielenda a huge fluted anchor still can be seen amongst the wreckage. This area is excellent for cod, sea bass and especially lobster. In 1996 I explored this wreck for the first time. Her huge wooden ribs are almost completely buried. I located one large double posted bollard cleat and did see her anchor. The anchors flutes are completely buried with only her stock sticking out of the sand. I had heard many rumors that divers had spotted a cannon on the site. I found only a steel pipe and nothing that even resembled a cannon.

from AquaExplorers / Dan Berg




Disclaimer:

I make no claim as to the accuracy, validity, or appropriateness of any information found in this website. I will not be responsible for the consequences of any action that is based upon information found here. Scuba diving is an adventure sport, and as always, you alone are responsible for your own safety and well being.

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