Let it be known that Jack Ahern came up with the
ingenious name for this one. But it's about the only thing of any size
left on the ship, so is probably appropriate. The remains of this
wreck are in about 180 FSW, and belong to a wooden ship probably on the
order of 100 ft. or so in length. A single large boiler (maybe 6 ft. in
diameter) sits next to the remains of the ship, which just barely rises above
the bottom (very little profile left). There is no other iron
equipment visible, so the ship was presumably sail powered. Some coal is
obvious among the timbers.
I collected some brass spikes that are approximately
5-6 inches long, and Peter Piemonte came up with a Hood Dairy milk bottle
dated 1944, but who knows where that came from. I'm sure this wreck
will never be positively identified based both on the condition of the wreck
and it's location in the dumping grounds (too many possibilities).
Because it fades into the mud on both ends, getting even an approximate
length is also impossible.
If the wreck were in shallower waters, it would
definitely be worth a few dives to search for artifacts, but at 180 FSW
and with other intact wrecks available, it's currently not worth the gas.