The Lana Carol 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 steel hulled, ocean going fishing vessel was built in 1973. She
was 71 feet long, had a 21 foot beam and displaced 104 gross tons.
In October of 1976,the Lana Carol was dredging for scallops when she
floundered, possibly due to the rough sea or maybe even from being
overloaded. All four aboard were rescued before the fishing boat
slipped beneath the surface.
Today, the wreck rests upright in 85 feet of water with rigging out.
She comes up 20 feet off the bottom and makes a nice beginner to
intermediate wreck dive. Her remains are very photogenic on good
Underwater Photo by
The pilot house on the
Lana Carol, a 71' long steel hulled scallop dredge, was heading home
to Point Pleasant, New Jersey with a hold full of scallops when she
encountered very heavy seas. This was not an unusual occurrence for
a commercial fishing vessel operating in Atlantic waters. Her
captain noticed that the hatch to the aft scallop hold had washed
away and she was taking on water very fast. The Captain and crew
could not overcome the great influx of water and the Lana Carol sunk
in 85' of water about 10 miles southeast of Manasquan Inlet. The
Lana Carol was 71 feet long with a 21 feet beam and weighed 100
tons. She was built in 1973 and sank on October 31, 1976, an
eventful Halloween for her crew, all of whom were rescued.
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