The Inshore Paddle Wheeler Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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INSHORE PADDLE WHEELER
This wreck appears to be the remains of a side wheel steamer from
the 1800's. According to diver Dave Keller from Atlantic Divers, the
wreck sits in 110 feet of water 30 miles off Cape May NJ. Although
no artifacts recovered have identified the wreck her remains have
become a popular dive destination. Dave goes on to report that this
wreck is covered with pink entrusting coral making her one of the
prettiest wrecks in the area.
Rudder post recovered from
Paddle Wheeler. Photo Dave Keller
Bart Malone recovered this brass key tag
which confirms the wrecks identification as the Champion. Courtesy
Bart Malone Collection.
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