The Cape Straight 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 Cape Straight was sunk on September 9, 1993. The Cape Straight
was a 95 foot Coast Guard cutter. In September on 1993 Mike McMeekin,
Steve Bielenda and I made several trips to Cape May to film this
cutter before during and after her sinking. To make along story
short the before footage was good but the sinking with explosives
did not exactly go as planned. It took the bomb squad three attempts
and several hours to send this Coast Guard craft to the bottom. The
explosives completely destroyed her upper structure and pilot house.
The Straight looked like a giant row boat before slipping beneath
the waves. We never did make it back to see how she sits today on
the ocean floor but she should provide an interesting dive. This
wreck now sits in 65 feet of water on the
Cape May artificial reef
site in NJ.
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