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Essex

Long Island East Chart

Shipwreck Essex

Type:
shipwreck, freighter
Built:
1890, Philadelphia PA USA
Specs:
( 272 x 40 ft ) 3018 tons
Sunk:
Thursday September 25, 1941
ran aground on Block Island - no casualties
Depth:
30 ft

bow, boilers, hull plates & ribs

Shipwreck Essex
Notice the American flags painted on the hull.
America was still neutral in World War II when the Essex was lost.


John C. Fitzpatrick ( 'Jug' )

Long Island East Chart

Shipwreck John C. Fitzpatrick

Type:
shipwreck, schooner barge, USA
Built:
1892
Specs:
( 242 x 39 ft ) 1277 gross tons, 5 crew
Sunk:
Friday April 3, 1903
holed by explosion - 5 casualties
Depth:
130 ft

low debris field


Lightburne

Long Island East Chart

Shipwreck Lightburne

Type:
shipwreck, tanker, USA (Texaco)
Built:
1919, Bath ME USA
Specs:
( 432 x 56 ft ) 6429 tons, 37 crew + dog
Sunk:
Friday February 10, 1939
ran aground on Block Island - no casualties
Depth:
30 ft

Shipwreck Lightburne

dynamited by the Coast Guard - large low debris field of ribs & plates

Shipwreck Lightburne New York Times


Malden

Long Island East Chart

Shipwreck Malden
The Malden had seen better days.

Type:
shipwreck, freighter, USA
Built:
1907, Quincy MA USA
Specs:
( 373 x 52 ft ) 5054 gross tons, 42 crew
Sunk:
Sunday September 19, 1921
collision with SS Jonancy - no casualties
Depth:
40 ft

Shipwreck Malden New York Times

Jonancy
SS Jonancy


Panther

Long Island East Chart

Shipwreck Panther
This appears to be a lifeboat davit

Type:
shipwreck, tugboat, USA
Built:
1870, USA
Specs:
( 191 x 36 ft ) 712 tons, 20 crew, including barge crew
Sunk:
Wednesday August 24, 1893
foundered in storm - 17 casualties
Depth:
55 ft

The Panther was a 110-foot ocean-going tug with barges in tow. She went down in a severe storm. She is loaded with anemone growth and provides a home for myriad forms of marine life. Fluke, tog, pollock, flounder, bergalls, porgy, sea bass, striped bass and even cod have been seen and taken here in season. Along with these creatures, lobsters and other crustacean find their homes in and around where the hull meets the sand. All in all this is an excellent dive.

Shipwreck Panther
The steam engine

Shipwreck Panther

Shipwreck Panther New York Times


Snug Harbor

Long Island East Chart


Type:
shipwreck, steamer
Specs:
2388 tons
Sunk:
Friday August 20, 1920
collision with barge Pottsville - no casualties
Depth:
60 ft

Tennyson / Yonkers

Long Island East Chart


Type:
shipwreck, schooner barge, USA ( formerly a clipper )
Built:
1864, Bath ME USA, as Ocean Signal
Specs:
( 187 x 38 ft ) 1265 gross tons, 4 crew
Sunk:
Wednesday January 26, 1898
foundered in storm - no survivors
Depth:
110 ft

Shipwreck Tennyson


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