The Aransas Shipwreck  Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, & Maine Shipwrecks
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Aransas Shipwreck
The Aransas was a 241 ft passenger steamer. She was owned by the Joy Line and displaced 1156 gross tons. The Aransas was built in 1878 and sunk due to collision with the schooner barge Glendower, on May 7th 1905. The wreck was wire dragged and blow up to prevent a hazard to navigation. Today this shipwreck sits in only 65 feet of water off Chatham, MA. Although shallow strong currents make this wreck for experienced divers only. According to

Chris Combs from JW Fishers Mfg (see link below). "The current really smokes".  


Aransas courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Lobsters from the Aransas caught by Bill Cronan and Chris Combs

Lobsters from the Aransas caught by Bill Cronan and Chris Combs

Bill Carter Collection

Bill Carter Collection

www.jwfishers.comFor over 35 years JW Fishers has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-tech, reasonably priced underwater search equipment. Their product line includes underwater metal detectors, marine magnetometers, underwater camera systems, ROVs, side scan sonars, scanning sonars, acoustic pingers, and cable tracking systems.


Shipwreck Diving ebook
The complete diver's guide to mastering the skills of shipwreck diving.

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Shipwreck Diving is a complete how to ebook about the sport of wreck diving. This downloadable PDF e-book is packed with information and heavily illustrated with over 80 sensational color photographs. Daniel Berg, a noted wreck diver, instructor and author of ten shipwrecks related books, describes all the basics of wreck diving. Topics include everything from equipment modifications, communication, and wreck penetration to artifact preservation. Dan also tells how to navigate on a wreck and be able to return to the anchor line after the dive. Why some divers find more artifacts and explains how to catch lobsters. Shipwreck Diving also covers such diverse topics as shipwreck research, photography, spear fishing and how to use an underwater metal detector. This exciting book tells all the tricks of the trade that until now have only been learned through years of experience. Shipwreck divers of all caliber will find Shipwreck Diving informative, rewarding and entertaining

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