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 The Pipe Barge Shipwreck  New York's Wreck Valley
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.
 

 The Pipe Barge is a wreck of a push barge located just inshore of the Atlantic Beach Fish Haven. The Pipe Barge, as the name implies, had been transporting pipe when she sunk. The actual history and cause of her sinking is unknown, but that doesn't change the fact that she has produced many lobsters over the years, especially on night dives.

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 The Pipe Barge sits in 60 feet of water and remains mostly intact. She sits upright on a sand bottom and her bow section can be entered through an opening on her starboard side. Lobsters inhabit many of the pipes and holes in and around the wreck, but I always make a point of looking in a large pipe located in the sand off her port side. This is a favorite home for larger lobsters. This wreck is also excellent for spear fishing. Its relative shallow depth and usually clear visibility are perfect for those looking for a fish dinner

Sketch of the Pipe Barge Wreck. By Dan Berg

Side scan sonar image of the Pipe Barge Wreck. Courtesy Dan Berg's Wreck Valley Collection.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

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