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The Polling Brothers #2 Shipwreck  New York and New England's (Wreck Valley)
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POLLING BROTHERS #2

The steel covered wood hulled tanker Poling Brothers was built in 1863. She was 116 feet long had a 23 foot beam and displaced 159 tons.

On February 7, 1940the Poling Brothers was en-route from New York to Cos Cob when she struck an ice flow. The tanker went down quickly but all of her crew were able to get off in lifeboats.

The Poling Brothers now sits upright in 65 feet of water. Divers should note that there is usually a current present and visibility can be poor. It is highly recommended to dive this wreck at slack tide.

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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