OLD FERRY PIER New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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OLD FERRY PIER

DIRECTIONS:                                  (Lawrence, Nassau County)

NOTE: There is presently no available parking at this site. The only access is by boat.

Take Sunrise Highway into the town of Lynbrook. Turn south on Broadway, then left onto Causeway Road. Turn left on Seaview Avenue and take it to the end. It turns right and changes names to Oxford. Oxford then turns left and becomes Prospect Place, which will bring you to a private yacht club. Again, no parking is permitted, but I will describe the dive for those who can find access by boat or other means.

CONDITIONS:

In 1982 my diving buddy, Rick Schwarz, and I dove this site after an old map showed us the location of a ferry pier. I was able to get permission from the yacht club, and we soon found ourselves along with other dive buddies, recovering hundreds of old blob top bottles dating back to the late 1800's. During every dive, each of us would literally fill two nylon bags with everything from beer to medicine bottles.

The remains of the pier are located at the entrance to Snake Creek on Reynolds Channel. The water is very shallow. At high tide it ranges from only two feet to eight feet, and at low tide there is hardly enough water to swim in. There is also a very strong current that whips around the point, constantly burying and uncovering bottles. When diving here we wear a little extra weight and bring a small garden type claw. This claw not only serves as a digging tool, but helps to hold ourselves in position against the current.

In 1991, Rick and I, along with divers, Mel Brenner and Mike McMeekin, returned to the Old Ferry Pier We were pleasantly surprised to find that bottles could still be found. It wasn't like the old days when at the end of the dive it was hard to carry the full bag of bottles, but the site was still productive. One should note that most of the remaining bottles are buried, and probing or digging in the sand is required to locate them.
 
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