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The Poseidon was sunk after a collision with the SS Somerset on July 31, 1918, 5 miles NE of the Five Fathom Bank Lightship settling in 100’ of water. Today the wreck consists of the bow section rising about 12’ off the sand, with a large anchor and chain pile located there. The wreckage then breaks down amidships, with a double hull section providing great hiding spots for some very large lobster. The boiler provides the highest relief at about 15’ with the remaining wreckage lying low to the sand all the way to the stern. The wrecks proximity to the southern park of the state provides somewhat different marine life as compared to most New Jersey wrecks. Red whip coral and an abundance of tropical fish make this a nice wreck to visit during the warmer months