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#1963
Added a new Dive Site to Dive Buddy - East Hartford CT Schooner
DiverfromBaskingRidge - 11/15/2016 8:09 PM
Category: Videography
Replies: 3

I added a new dive site - freshwater but if you have not seen a schooner or a wreck this is an easy dive. No more than 15 feet deep or so - the water is cold but the diving is good. Just swim upstream or the silt may cause poor viz.

youtu.be/4QdSFz-7V-o?list=PLOrQTxf2TQEKjCR8LjCv5qY6BoKHwH1Lk
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LatitudeAdjustment - 11/16/2016 11:04 AM
Interesting find or had you heard it was there? Some of those schooner wrecks off NJ are missing their rigging which means they ended life as barges :( Did you see any mast?
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DiverfromBaskingRidge - 11/16/2016 1:17 PM
I had heard about this dive from Scubaboard.com - but I called around to a few LDS’s no one had heard of it. It is very easy to find but it is a long walk from the parking lot of the Great River Park.

I saw what looked like telephone poles - they looked newer than what I would expect for a mast. But if it was a full schooner the mast may have broken and sunk in the muck or to your point it may have been a schooner transitioned into a barge that out lasted it useful lifespan...

Either way it is a neat dive - close to shore and inland from any real ship wrecks... :-)

BTW - still thinking RI dives... lol