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The Rockland County Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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ROCKLAND COUNTY

Rockland County was sunk 2-14-1986. The Rockland County was a 95 foot, tugboat built in Wilmington Delaware in 1960. She was used to move gravel and oil barges in NY Harbor. Two levels of her pilot house were removed before she was sunk as an artificial reef. She now sits upright in 76 feet of water on the Sea Girt reef site in NJ.

Underwater Photo by Herb Segars: The Rockland County is on the Sea Girt Artificial Reef off Sea Girt, New Jersey, USA. A large intact, upright, square-nosed barge pusher tugboat, the Rockland County is pretty impressive, even if the wheelhouse and stack were removed prior to sinking. The large "knees" at the bow are a unique feature of this reef. It was sunk as an artificial reef on 2/14/86. The forward part of the heavy hull is sunk well into the silty mud. The deckhouse is easily penetrated from the sides or the roof. In 1997, the Rockland County became a double wreck, when the "Fisherman" barge was sunk nearby. A 3 inch hawser connects the two wrecks, running from the port side of the tug to the bow of the upside down barge.

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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