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The Inshore Paddle Wheeler 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.

This wreck appears to be the remains of a side wheel steamer from the 1800's. According to diver Dave Keller from Atlantic Divers, the wreck sits in 110 feet of water 30 miles off Cape May NJ. Although no artifacts recovered have identified the wreck her remains have become a popular dive destination. Dave goes on to report that this wreck is covered with pink entrusting coral making her one of the prettiest wrecks in the area.

Rudder post recovered from Paddle Wheeler. Photo Dave Keller



Bart Malone recovered this brass key tag which confirms the wrecks identification as the Champion. Courtesy Bart Malone Collection.






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