The City of Washington is located approximately six miles off Key Largo,
Florida between buoys seven and eight in the northern region of the Elbow
Reef. The City of Washington lies at a maximum depth of about twenty-five
feet, and the current surrounding the boat is usually mild. Local dive
instructors often use
the City of Washington as a training site.
The City of Washington is broken up into numerous pieces scattered along the ocean floor. Prominent identifying features of the site include a single column of four propeller shaft bearings and the ladder leading to the stern of the wreck. The bow, however, is in ruins. The City of Washington acts as a submerged cultural resource for many inhabitants such as the yellow tail snapper, various corals, and green moray eels.
Last updated: 22 October 2001
Comments: Underwater Science Program
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