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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

    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

    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

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Orleans
    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

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
    Very nice!
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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Beautiful, intact wreck, and so close to the city!
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  6. ScubaBunga

    ScubaBunga Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: wright city, mo
    I was wondering where I left that ship?

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