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Buccaneer - Chicago IL

Buccaneer is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located in Chicago, IL. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m. The average visibility is 31-35ft/9-11m.

The Buccaneer is a 100 foot long patrol boat with a 23 foot beam that served from 1925 to 1936. This was one of 13 patrol boats armed with a 23-caliber gun constructed for the U.S. Coast Guard to be used against rum runners in the Great Lakes and the Gulf of BuccaneerMexico. After the ships retirement from patrolling the waters, it ended its working career as a pirate-themed charter craft that could be hired anytime for a party by calling 1-800-PARTY-BOAT. The Buccaneer has been sunk and now rests below 72 feet of water 10 miles off Chicago. Sunk: June 18, 2010

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WetShepherd - 1/08/2022 5:37 PM
Rating Added: 3
Dived here on 10/2/2021. Viz was pretty bad but the wreck was interesting.
wgr21 - 7/10/2018 6:27 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/8/2018. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 50-55°F/10-13°C.