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 productsand bed springs when she sunk.
The Steel Wreck, or as she is also known, The Wire Wreck, restsfive 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
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.
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.
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