Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

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Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Post by John Rawlings » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:04 am

Saw this on the BBC and thought it was truly interesting! Discovered off the Farallones Island, south of San Francisco. No mention of depth....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35887893
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Re: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Post by BillZ » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:21 am

From the NOAA Site:
In September 2009, a NOAA/Fugro multibeam sonar survey of the area around Farallon Islands documented a probable shipwreck with an estimated length of 52m (170ft) at a depth of 56.5m (185ft).

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/press/conestoga/

Not a walk in the park but definitely diveable. You'd have to choose the timing of your trip carefully - The Farallon Islands are a Great White feeding hotspot.

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Re: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Post by AdrianSmith » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:46 am

Phil Sammet indicated he was already starting to plan a trip out there.

http://www.underwatercompany.com/The_Un ... ut_Me.html

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Re: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:59 pm

Amazing!!! I can't wait to hear more about it! :)
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Re: Wreck of USS Conestoga found off California

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:54 pm

BillZ wrote: You'd have to choose the timing of your trip carefully - The Farallon Islands are a Great White feeding hotspot.


Looking like a sea lion would be especially bad.
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