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Lofthus aka Cashmere - Boynton FL

Lofthus aka Cashmere is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Boynton, FL. The maximum depth is 16-20ft/5-6m.

From Splashdown; The Lofthus is Boynton’s oldest shipwreck and Boynton’s only natural shipwreck. It is located in 15 feet of water just North of the Boynton Inlet. While little remains of the once 222 foot long wreck, it makes a great 3rd dive in the summertime on the way back from diving Horseshoe and Casino Reefs.


The wreck of Lofthus is situated approximately 175 yards off the shore of Manalapan and ¾ of a mile north of Boynton Inlet at DGPS coordinates 26° 33.776 N and 80° 02.309 W. The site is marked as unidentified wreck #133 on NOAA Chart 11466 and is in 15-20 feet of water. Wreckage rises as much as 6 feet off the sea floor. The Lofthus shipwreck is listed as site number 8PB10360 in the Florida Master Site File at the Division of Historical Resources in Tallahassee. As with all other historical and archaeological sites on public uplands or submerged bottomlands, title to its remains is vested with the State of Florida’s Division of Historical Resources, under Chapter 267 of the Florida Statutes. This law forbids unauthorized disturbance, excavation, or removal of artifacts, in order to protect the site for the people of Florida.


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