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AMARYLLIS Riveria Beach

The Amaryllis was originally named Cromwell Park and was built in 1945 by Burard DD. Co., Ltd., Vancouver. She was 441.6 feet long, had a 57.2 foot beam and displaced 7,201 gross tons. She was sold in 1946 and renamed Harmac Vancouver. In 1948 she was sold once again, this time to Kydoniefs in Greece. She was registered in Panama.

The Amaryllis ran aground on September 7, 1965, during Hurricane Betsy. She ended up high and dry in front of a hotel on Singer Island, Riviera Beach. Some of her wreckage was removed piece by piece by a wrecking crew. The West Palm Beach Fishing Club towed most of the wreck offshore and sunk it as an artificial reef in 1968.
The Amaryllis now sits on a sand bottom in 100 feet of water out of Palm Beach Inlet where only her hull and lower deck have withstood the tests of time. The Amaryllis sits only 300 yards northeast of the Mizpah wreck and has become home to a wide array of marine life.
 

Photo: The Amaryllis ran aground on September 7, 1965. Photo courtesy William Schell collection.

 
 
 
 
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By Dan and Denise Berg, 180 pages. Shipwrecks are an important complement to the natural coral reefs as a sport diving attraction in Florida. From the barley discernable ballast piles of the 1733 fleet to the almost perfectly intact modern ships sunk specifically as artificial reefs throughout the state, shipwrecks inspire an aura of mystery and fascination. Florida Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the shipwrecks around the state of Florida. This downloadable ebook contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 235 shipwrecks. Florida Shipwrecks includes over 240 illustrations comprised of 151 color photos, 83 black and white historical images, 8 dynamic u/w sketches. Divers , snorkelers, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history diving or the sea will surely find this ebook fascinating, as well as indispensable.

 

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