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New Virgin Wreck Discovered Chicago

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Jack Hammer, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    New Virgin Wreck found locally. We have been referring to it as"NiCool's Wreck" because Capt. Nicole from Double Action Dive Charters found it and she's a really cool person.

    Mystery shipwreck discovered near Chicago
     
  2. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    There is video of the site in the link. I was unable to get the video to post here.
     
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  3. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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    The video did post, thanks for it.

    That is a truly beautiful wreck, the wheel still intact. Evidently wood hull. How'd she stay undiscovered for so long?

    I, a warm water diver in the Gulf and Florida, obviously do not know. "Our" wrecks, in salt water, don't fare as well. Even so, a wreck can take on a different type of beauty as a "ship of the deep" with all the creatures who make it a home.

    It reminds me of that Shakespeare poem which, though it refers to a body lost at sea, describes that evolution:

    Song: “Full fathom five thy father lies” by… | Poetry Foundation
     
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  4. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very nice!
     
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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Beautiful, intact wreck, and so close to the city!
     
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  6. ScubaBunga

    ScubaBunga Nassau Grouper

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    I was wondering where I left that ship?
     

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