The Pink Pinnacle Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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DIRECTIONS: (Surf City, Ocean County)
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 63, Rt 72 East. Stay on Rt 72
over the bridge then turn left on Long Beach Blvd. Continue into the
town of Surf City. The wreck is off Seventh Street beach.
This unidentified wooden shipwreck was named the Pink Pinnacle by
local divers who noticed a pinkish marine growth on the wreck. The
wreck appears to be the remains of a wooden schooner from the late
1800s. Cathie Cush reported in an UNDERWATER USA article that the
schooner "was supposed to have carried fertilizer."
The wreck lies 125feet off the beach in 18 to 22 feet of water and
can be located by taking a 180degree compass course from the third
house north of the beach entrance at Seventh Street. If you reach 25
feet of water you have missed the wreck. The100 foot long wreck sits
upright and parallel to the beach. Her gunwales and her bow sprit
are all that remain unburied.
There has been some speculation that the Pink Pinnacle is actually
the wreck of the Powhattan. The Powhattan was a three masted packet
ship that ran aground in April of 1854.Unfortunately, to date no one
to my knowledge has recovered an artifact that would positively
identify this wreck.
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