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The Dodger 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 Dodger is an unidentified wreck. She received her name from a fishing boat captain who found her on the day the Dodgers won the pennant.

The Dodger sits in100 feet of water. She is a very big wooden wreck, which is mostly broken up, very low lying and provides excellent lobstering. The first time I dove this wreck, I caught a 14 pound lobster. The next visit produced an eight pounder, while on the third I came home with another eight pounder. The ribs of this wreck provide the perfect home for lobsters. Most charters don't run trips to the Dodger on a regular basis because her remains are too small for large groups of divers to explore, thus giving the lobsters a chance to grow large. This wreck is very close to and inshore from the Kenosha and the Reggie Wrecks.
Capt. Dan Berg with a lobster caught on the Dodger Wreck. Photo by Rick Schwarz.

On 6-14-08 the Wreck Valley ran a charter to the Dodger Wreck. A group of divers from Tiedemann's Diving Ctr found excellent conditions with 20-25 ft visibility. The group also discovered that much of the wreck is now covered with sand. Still recognizable are the wrecks half buried anchor, winch, and chain pile. Much of wood ribs are now buried. Divers can still swim along her port side and then jump of onto her starboard ribs.







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