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

  The Steel Wreck

 The name of this wreck may be forever a mystery.  She was a square masted wooden vessel carrying a cargo of wire products  and bed springs when she sunk.  The Steel Wreck, or as she is also known, The Wire Wreck, rests  five miles out of Jones Inlet in 75 feet of water.  Her hull is broken up with only three sections of her ribs remaining.  All around her are the piles of wire and rusted steel that she was carrying,  which now provide a good home for lobsters and other crustaceans. John Lachenmayer tells me that portholes from this wreck are octagonal in shape and make a very unique artifact.   Although this wreck is low lying the site is huge. This is one of the best inshore wrecks for lobster diving off Long

 

 

 Island New York. Jimmy Fazalorie, Mike McMeekin, Ed Jeny, Fred Belise and Capt. John Lachenmayer after a dive to the Steel Wreck. Photo by Capt. Dan Berg

 

 

 

 

 

Capt. Berg. Photo courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

Side Scan Sonar image of the Steel Wreck. Note the port, starboard ribs and box keel. Image courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

Dan Berg with a few lobsters caught on the Steel Wreck. Photo courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

Jaclyn, Chris and Capt. Dan Berg. Photo courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

Dan Berg and Mike mcMeekin after a dive to the Steel Wreck. Photo courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

Capt. Dan Photo courtesy Wreck Valley Collection.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

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