The Wolcott 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.
Wolcott is an unknown schooner.This
wreck was found and named by charter boat captain, Jay Porter on the day that
Jersey Joe Wolcott beat Joe Louis in boxing's title match.
Wolcott lies very close to the Patchogue fishing grounds, four miles northeast
of the San Diego wreck in83feet of water.She
is a big wreck, very broken up and scattered over a large area.According to Steve Bielenda a huge fluted anchor still can be seen
amongst the wreckage.This area is
excellent for cod, sea bass and especially lobster. In 1996 I explored this
wreck for the first time. Her huge wooden ribs are almost completely buried. I
located one large double posted bollard cleat and did see her anchor. The
anchors flutes are completely buried with only her stock sticking out of the
sand. I had heard many rumors that divers had spotted a cannon on the site. I
found only a steel pipe and nothing that even resembled a cannon.
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