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Cranford, Sea Girt Artificial Reef is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Sea Girt, NJ. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

A 191’ by 44’ double ended ferry that was sunk as part of the then future Sea Girt artificial reef in 1982. 3.5 miles east, most boats going here are out of Shark River.

SEA GIRT REEF SITE-3.6 Nautical Miles off Sea Girt NJ

Latitude, Longitude
NE Corner 40o08’22" 73o55’52"

NW Corner 40.08’63" 73o55’73"

SE Corner 40o06’13" 73o57’12"

SW Corner 40o06’17" 73o57’57"

There’s a very nice article at on the Cranford and her sister ships and includes the history of the ferry line and a description of the railroad bridge incident as she was being brought in to Brielle to serve as a floating restaurant. She served up food from 1965 through 1979 and I remember seeing her as I went over the 35 bridge going down to Point as a kid. Currently she still serves up food but strictly fish and lobster. A good dive was had by all with mid fifties bottom temps. and bottom vis. of 15 to 20 feet, surface vis. was poor but it opened up on the bottom.


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