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The Stone Barge Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley
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  Shipwreck Stone Barge

 The Stone Barge lies three miles southeast of Jones Inlet.  She sunk while carrying a cargo of cut granite jetty rocks, supposedly to be used for the Jones Beach jetty. As the story goes, the tug Edwin Duke that was towing the barge also went down in the same storm and now rests a short distance away. 

 Today, most of the barge has either been buried or deteriorated although some wood still remains on  the north east side. The long pile of stones remaining above sand lies in 55 feet of water and makes a good habitat for lobsters and fish.  Her location, so close to the inlet, makes her a very popular spot especially on summer weekends.  It isn't uncommon to have five or ten boats anchored over the wreck at any one time.  

Side Scan sonar image of the Stone Barge Shipwreck. Courtesy Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection

Mike McMeekin with one of the only artifacts I have ever seen recovered from the Stone Barge. Photo by Dan Berg






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