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The Pink Pinnacle Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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PINK PINNACLE

DIRECTIONS:             (Surf City, Ocean County)
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 63, Rt 72 East. Stay on Rt 72 over the bridge then turn left on Long Beach Blvd. Continue into the town of Surf City. The wreck is off Seventh Street beach.


CONDITIONS:
This unidentified wooden shipwreck was named the Pink Pinnacle by local divers who noticed a pinkish marine growth on the wreck. The wreck appears to be the remains of a wooden schooner from the late 1800s. Cathie Cush reported in an UNDERWATER USA article that the schooner "was supposed to have carried fertilizer."

The wreck lies 125feet off the beach in 18 to 22 feet of water and can be located by taking a 180degree compass course from the third house north of the beach entrance at Seventh Street. If you reach 25 feet of water you have missed the wreck. The100 foot long wreck sits upright and parallel to the beach. Her gunwales and her bow sprit are all that remain unburied.

There has been some speculation that the Pink Pinnacle is actually the wreck of the Powhattan. The Powhattan was a three masted packet ship that ran aground in April of 1854.Unfortunately, to date no one to my knowledge has recovered an artifact that would positively identify this wreck.


 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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