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CAPE STRAIGHT

The Cape Straight was sunk on September 9, 1993. The Cape Straight was a 95 foot Coast Guard cutter. In September on 1993 Mike McMeekin, Steve Bielenda and I made several trips to Cape May to film this cutter before during and after her sinking. To make along story short the before footage was good but the sinking with explosives did not exactly go as planned. It took the bomb squad three attempts and several hours to send this Coast Guard craft to the bottom. The explosives completely destroyed her upper structure and pilot house. The Straight looked like a giant row boat before slipping beneath the waves. We never did make it back to see how she sits today on the ocean floor but she should provide an interesting dive. This wreck now sits in 65 feet of water on the Cape May artificial reef site in NJ.
 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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