Site Description: In a large patch of white sand are the scattered rigging and hull components of a 19th century sailing vessel: 56' mast, 20' boom, and several iron knees scattered throughout a 100' to 200' area.
Location: Molasses Reef, south and shoreward of the reef tower
Depth: ~20' - 25'
Visibility: Averages from 35' to 50'
Diver Level: Beginning scuba diver, or snorkeler
Comments: The site is rarely visited by sport divers even though it is an excellent and fascinating example of a shipwreck that is now well incorporated into the life cycle of a reef flat zone. Many schools of smaller fish and patches of soft coral inhabit the mast, and an occasional nurse shark may be spotted in the area.
Last updated: 1 February 2002
Comments: Underwater Science Program
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