The Remedios Pascual 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.
DIRECTIONS: (Ship bottom, Ocean County)
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 63, Rt 72. Continue on Rt 72
over the bridge then take Long Beach Blvd north to 7th Street east.
Go to the end, park and walk two houses over to the north. Swim due
east for 100 yards
The Remedios Pascual was built by J. Urquhart, Barton of Nova Scotia
in 1885. She was originally named the Stalwart, was 216 feet long,
had a 40 foot beam and displaced 1,605gross tons.
On October 18, 1902,the schooner, under the command of Captain Tablo
Ganto, left Buenos Aires en-route for New York, transporting a cargo
of animal bones to a fertilizer factory. The journey should have
taken approximately 50 days but due to alternating light winds and
heavy storms, the journey took longer.
On January 3, 1903,the Pascual entered thick fog. Before long she
was aground on Ship Bottom Bars. Keeper Truex of Lifesaving Station
#20 spotted the vessel in distress and summoned his crew to render
assistance. The lifesavers on the beach fired two lines over the
stranded ship, but the sailors on the Pascual were too frightened
and did not haul the breeches buoy tackle aboard. The life savers
then launched a lifeboat through the heavy surf. Four trips later,
all aboard were landed safely on the beach.
A few days latter the steamer North America off loaded some of her
cargo in an effort to lighten the vessel, so she could be pulled out
into deeper water. Unfortunately, by this time the Pascual's hull
was filled with water and could not be pulled off the bar.
This wreck is better known as the Bone Wreck and is also sometimes
called the Surf City Wreck. She sits in 20 to 30 feet of water 200
yards off the beach in Ship Bottom. Much of her cargo which includes
the many animal bones she was transporting can be seen scattered
around the wreck. According to diver George Dreher, the law states
that diving is only permitted when no lifeguards are on duty. Diving
this site is best when done by boat.
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