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John Minturn - Mantoloking NJ

John Minturn is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at Princeton Ave., Mantoloking, NJ. The maximum depth is 11-15ft/3-5m. The average visibility is 5-10ft/2-3m.

Go one house north then head out at 120 degrees and can be found around 14’ at high tide 400’ out. The last report I saw on this has it almost sand covered but the sand is always moving so your results may differ.

Type: shipwreck, sailing ship, USA
Built: 1841, Westerly RI USA
Specs: ( 119 x 27 ft ) 398 tons
Sunk: Thursday February 15, 1846
ran aground in storm - approximately 10 survivors and 40 dead
Depth: 20 ft

From Wiki;
The John Minturn was a three-masted packet ship that was lost on February 15, 1846. The ship left New Orleans headed for New York carrying $80,000 in goods and crew and passengers totaling 51 individuals.[1][page needed][2][page needed]

The ship was caught in a gale off Mantoloking in Ocean County, New Jersey shore, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Sqwan inlet.[3][page needed]

Thirty-eight lives were lost aboard the ship. This represented the largest loss of life from the storm which claimed upwards of 60 victims.[4][page needed] The disaster was immortalized in an 1846 hand-colored lithograph by Currier and Ives

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