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The Gwendoline Steers Shipwreck  New York and New England's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New York and New England Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers and fisherman.

The Gwendoline Steers was a steel hulled tug boat, built in 1888. She was originally named the J. Rich Steers was re-named Melrose then Triton and Douglas H Thorne. She was 96feet long and had a 20 ft beam.

On December 30, 1962 the Gwendoline was en-route from New York to Northport, Long Island. She started to take on water and radioed the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard then got word that her pumps were handling the problem. Within a short time conditions at sea worsened. Wind increased to almost 60 miles per hour and their was a heavy sea. The Coast Guard tried to make contact with the Gwendolin but she was never heard from again. The next day one of the Gwendoline Steers lifeboats washed ashore. It contained the frozen remains of one of her crew. Two other bodies washed ashore a few days latter.

The wreck was located only a few miles from port at the entrance to Huntington Harbor. The Gwendoline Steers now sits upright and almost completely intact. Visibility can be poor.

Remember penetration into any shipwreck should only be done by those with proper training, experience and wreck diving equipment. Scuba equipment like powerful dive lights, navigation reels, dive knives as well as redundant air supply like a pony bottle or doubles are standard gear for wreck divers.






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