The Gluckauf Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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The tanker Gluckauf was built by Armstrong Mitchel & Company in
Newcastle England in 1886. She was 300 feet long had a 37 foot beam
and displaced 2,307 gross tons.
On March 24, 1893 the Gluckauf was en-route from Stett in Germany to
New York. She ran aground near the Blue Point Life Saving Station on
Long Island. At first her Captain though this ship could be pulled
off the bar but after two weeks and several attempts to re-float the
beached vessel she was abandoned. On April 21 a storm and heavy
breakers severely damaged the ship.
Today the remains of this large tanker are completely buried beneath
the sand only 100 feet offshore of Fire Island in 25 feet of water.
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