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  The Rickseckers Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley
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 This is the remains of an unidentified vessel which we located in August of 1986. She appears to be an old paddle wheel steamship, but this is only speculation and has yet to be confirmed. The only artifact I've found on this little wreck was a perfume bottle with the name "Rickseckers Perfume" on it, hence the name, Rickseckers.

 She rests on a sandy bottom northeast of Ambrose Light Tower in 66 feet of water. All that remains unburied is her paddle wheel, boilers and some scattered debris. In 1989, while talking with John Lachenmayer and Frank Persico, I found out that this wreck, which I thought we had discovered, is also known as the Engine Wreck to the Aquarians dive club which has been frequenting it for years.   So far we have not been able to identify this shipwrecks true history.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

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