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Mohawk - Brielle NJ

Mohawk is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at 8 miles out of, Brielle, NJ. This dive site has an average rating of 4.50 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m.

The Mohawk was given its name after a previous ship of the same name belonging to the same company burned and sank in Delaware Bay in 1925. Another Mohawk is sunk outside the mouth of New York harbor. Thus there are plenty of Mohawk wrecks in our area. This does not seem to be a lucky name.

Neither was the parent shipping company, Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Steamship Lines, very lucky; the previous year, in an incident that is far more well-known than the sinking of the Mohawk, the Morro Castle caught fire and grounded in the surf off Asbury Park, a total loss. ( the hulk was eventually towed to a Baltimore wrecker’s yard. ) then, just weeks before the Mohawk was lost, the company’s Havana grounded on a reef, and the Mohawk was transferred to fill in for the damaged vessel on the New York - Havana - Vera Cruz (Mexico) run. Coincidentally, the Clyde Line also owned the Delaware, sunk nearby some 37 years earlier.

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Flame145 - 6/05/2016 12:58 PM
Rating Added: 4
Visibility was about 10’ maximum this morning. But all together it was a good dive
xxSubSeaxx - 7/30/2013 11:53 AM
Rating Added: 5
One of the first two wrecks I had the pleasure of my advanced course many moons ago.