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Diving Erie, PA?

Discussion in 'Lake Effect Divers' started by Scuba_Jenny, May 23, 2005.

  1. diver_paula

    diver_paula Loggerhead Turtle

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    OK - I'm confused again. Where is the charter leaving from? In an earlier post it was stated the city was Northeast, PA. But Yahoo! maps shows that in the middle of the Northern state line where Lake Erie isn't. Help!?
     
  2. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Northeast, PA is just east of Erie, off of I-90, in the northwest portion of the state.
    Paula, did you get the PM? I gave you my cell phone number, give me a call. I am in Erie now.
     
  3. diver_paula

    diver_paula Loggerhead Turtle

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    Hi Jenny.

    I did get the PM and phone number, have just been busy. Looks like I'll be starting back to work on Monday after several months of leave. Is there a best time frame to call on Thursday?

    Paula
     
  4. diver_paula

    diver_paula Loggerhead Turtle

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    Bob,

    Yes, I have been diving wrecks at the depth and conditions of the Richmond and Boland for several years. & yes, I'm wondering why the Richmond wreck has been chosen for this charter. I personally hate a majority of upside down wrecks. (Especially metal ones of which the Richmond isn't.)

    I was looking at some of the wreck books in my collection and was wondering if you could give some insight on another wreck - The Indiana. In the maps it appears to be very close to The Boland and The S.K.Martin so it may be another choice.

    From a website... "Indiana - wooden schooner barge sunk off Freeport, PA in 98 ft. water. Her decks and hold are still laden with stone. "

    Also, is there a particular wreck close to where our charter is that you would recommend?

    Paula
     
  5. wb416

    wb416 Dive Travel Professional

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    I've not done the Indiana. The only wrecks shallower than the Boland or Richmond that I've done in the past few years was the Passaic and Betty Hedger. But I think they are located closer to Barcelona, NY than Erie, PA.

    I suppose I've gotten into a bit of a rut because it seems that most recreational dives that I go on anymore end up on the Richmond or Boland (pics)

    So... I supposed I'm not a big help in that regard. ...I have an idea... try the Indiana and tell me how it was..... :D
     
  6. Lil' Irish Temper

    Lil' Irish Temper Solo Diver

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    DMP,

    I think they quit making the 100 mil suits :D

    I'm going to assume your going to bring your smelly dry-suit, :)
    are you diving singles or doubles?

    I'm going dry with doubles.


    I've done the Indiana twice, and its a very groovy wreck, almost all the rigging is in place, but the last time I was there the viz really sucked.
     
  7. wb416

    wb416 Dive Travel Professional

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    Now I'm intrigued... may have to make a point of visiting that one... I like wooden wrecks... especially ones with lot's of original equipment.
     
  8. Lil' Irish Temper

    Lil' Irish Temper Solo Diver

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    When I say rigging ~ I mean capstan, rigging pins, deadeyes, winch, etc.

    Sorry had to clarify, Don't want you drive over here thinking the masts were still up, but they are still there laying beside her. :D
     
  9. wb416

    wb416 Dive Travel Professional

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    You're right... big difference... thanks for clarifying... seems most wooden wrecks that still have mast up with rope/rigging and such in the Great Lakes are in the 150+ range.

    tx, bob
     
  10. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just called Dave, the captain to clarify what we are diving, cause as of yet nothing is written in stone. :)
    Am in Erie now, and dang! What happened to the heatwave???
     

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