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The New Era 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.
 
NEW ERA

DIRECTIONS:             (Deal, Monmouth County)
     Note: The exact location of this wreck is presently unknown. Although a few divers claim to know the wrecks location, it remains a well kept secret.

CONDITIONS:
The three masted German packet New Era ran aground during a storm on the evening of November 13,1854. Of the 415 passengers who boarded the New Era in Bremen, Germany, 43 had already died from cholera. Frustrated rescuers on the beach could only get close enough to the ship to hear the anguished cries for help. Finally, the next morning lifesavers were able to reach the wreck. They untied a young boy who had been lashed to her mast. Around him hung arms and legs lashed fast from which the bodies had been torn away. Only 132 survived the calamity and 240 died from exposure and drowning.
 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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