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Blackthorn Wreck GPS Numbers

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by Knavey, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Knavey

    Knavey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Does anyone have the numbers for the Blackthorn/Sheridan?

    Looking for a good set of numbers from someone who has actually been there. Have used some of the standard numbers on stuff before, and never found the wreck. Would rather be diving than motoring around hoping for the thing to show on the depth finder.

    Also, are there surface buoys on these, or do we need to anchor?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Guest

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    There is a bouy on the Blackthorn, but not the Sheridan. I am at work so I do not have the numbers here, but will try to post when I get home if someone else hasn't by then.
     
  3. Knavey

    Knavey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I would appreciate it. Thanks for the info on the bouy. Sure makes life a bit easier.

    Any other pointers are welcome. The group of guys going are not techs...just plan to stay outside and take in a new site.

    Thanks,
     
  4. flounderboy

    flounderboy Nassau Grouper

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    actully the ball is right next to the sherridan
    with in 20 feet of it
    the Blackthorn is about 100 feet away
    sherridan is intact
    blackthorn is a pile of rubble

    dive safe

    mark s
     
  5. Knavey

    Knavey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bump for #s.

    Thanks,
     
  6. medical1

    medical1 Instructor, Scuba

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    N27 52.500 W83 11.400 per my Garmin GPS :eyebrow:
    Hope this helps ;)
     
  7. Double Down

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    flounderboy,

    Your right. I wasn't awake yet when I posted that. Thanks for giving him the numbers. I forgot about it till this morning.
     
  8. Knavey

    Knavey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the numbers. Really looking forward to diving these. Haven't done this set of wrecks before.
     
  9. aue-mike

    aue-mike Manta Ray

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    The GPS numbers, along with the history of the USCG BLACKTHORN (and pictures of it) can be found in the book, Shipwrecks of the Sunshine State.

    As mentioned, the large yellow Pinellas County Artificial Reef Program buoy is not on the BLACKTHORN, but is just off the bow of the SHERIDAN. If you swim off the bow of the SHERIDAN, you will intersect the wreck of the BLACKTHORN. The stern is broken off, but fairly intact, and the main hull is laying on its side.
    There is also a barge just off the stern of the BLACKTHORN. It is possible to swim all of these wrecks on one dive. Again, all the numbers (for all three of these wrecks, and over 1,000 more) are in the aforementioned book.
    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  10. CBulla

    CBulla ~..facebook conch..~ ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Incidentally, anyone interested in diving wrecks or just curious about them would enjoy the Shipwrecks of the Sunshine State. It's a very cool book Mike! :D
     

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