The Rickseckers Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley
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is the remains of an unidentified vessel which we located in August of 1986. She
appears to be an old paddle wheel steamship, but this is only speculation and
has yet to be confirmed. The only artifact I've found on this little wreck was a
perfume bottle with the name "Rickseckers Perfume" on it, hence the
rests on a sandy bottom northeast of Ambrose Light Tower in 66 feet of water.
All that remains unburied is her paddle wheel, boilers and some scattered
debris. In 1989, while talking with John Lachenmayer and Frank Persico, I found
out that this wreck, which I thought we had discovered, is also known as the
Engine Wreck to the Aquarians dive club which has been frequenting it for years.
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