Beth De Bob Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley
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The Beth Dee Bob sits upright on a hard sandy bottom with a slight list to
starboard facing west toward shore. She is completely intact, from the mast tops
to the propeller - for now, anyway. The vessel is much like a bigger, cleaner
version of the Lana Carol. The wheelhouse is easily penetrated, although the
rest of the interior is more difficult. The aft hold is still full of clam
cages, while the hold covers are torn off and lie in the sand off the stern.
The exact cause and details of the sinking are not known, but it must have
occurred very quickly, and none of the four man crew managed to escape. The
wreck was originally reported in the news at a depth of 140' and a different
location, as was the Adriatic, which sank the same month. This was either sloppy
reporting, or a deliberate attempt to ward off the curious.
penetration into any shipwreck should only be done by those with
proper training, experience and
wreck diving equipment.
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