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The Pauline Marie 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.

The Pauline Marie was built by Sturgeon Bay Ship Building in 1943. She was an AK class freighter, 165feet long and 32 feet wide.

In 1985, the Pauline Marie was donated by Sea Coast Products to the New Jersey Fish, Game and Wildlife artificial reef program. The freighter was towed offshore, and on March 29, 1985, three charges were set in the vessel's hull, exploding and opening up several two foot holes below the water line. The Pauline Marie was sent downward to begin her new life as a fish haven.

Today, the Pauline Marie sits in 90 feet of water. She is a prime example of the benefits that marine life can gain from  a three dimensional structure.

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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