The F Buoy Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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F BUOY WRECK
DIRECTIONS: (Long Beach Island, Atlantic County)
Note: This site is only accessible by boat.
This wreck sits 200yards southeast of Tuckers Island, which is
located in Beach Haven Inlet just south of Long Beach Island.
Located approximately100 feet southwest of the F Buoy near the
Little Egg Inlet are the scattered remains of a wooden vessel
believed to be an old sailing ship. Although her name or origin is
not known to divers, she is well known to those fishermen who have
lost rigs while drifting over the site.
The wreckage can be easily identified by using a depth recorder. She
sits in 28 feet of water and rises five feet of the bottom. Her
wooden remains are scattered over 150 feet of sandy bottom. There
are many fishing rigs and lures around the wreck site so divers
should be careful. Small bait fish as well as stripped bass and
bluefish are common and it's not uncommon to see lobster, although
they are mostly small.
In her wooden planks brass spikes of various sizes still hold
decking together. Two large wooden masts can be found amidships. No
heavy machinery has been located, therefore it is our belief that
the wreck has been salvaged.
Although it may be possible to swim to the wreck from Tucker's
Island it is not advisable due to the current and boat traffic. As a
matter of fact, it is best only to dive this site during the winter
months and at slack tide. Visibility is dictated by weather and
tides, when conditions are right visibility can be 30 feet.
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