Eller Island Wreck #3


Local Name:

Eller Island Wreck #3

Depth:

This wreck is very shallow. Most of the debris is in less than 20 feet of water.

Anchoring:

This wreck is out of the B-boat (rental boat) area, so at the present time it is only accessible by private boat. You simply anchor near the wreck. However, I believe that the bottom drop off sharply into the lagoon so anchoring can be difficult. We went on a very calm day. If the wind is moderate and out of the east it may push your boat up on the reef, so be very careful. This wreck comes right to the surface, so you don't want to be right on top of it.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
9 1 36.480 167 33 55.500
9 1.60800 --------- 167 33.92500 ---------
9.02680 --------- --------- 167.56541 --------- ---------

Notes:

Note on Name: I don't believe that there is any real convention on naming of the wrecks at Eller. Since there are three know wrecks on the lagoon side, I am just going to label them #1, #2, and #3 going from south to north.

Wrecks #2 and #3 are very close together and both very shallow. We anchored in between them and just swam between the two. Seems like a good plan.

Photos:

I appologize for the poor photo, but if you go there this might make a nice shot if exposed properly! What you are seeing are three rows of small arms ammo in a stack. I ASSUME that they must have been in a box of some sort that is now gone. The ammo is all green and fused in one big chunk.
This is one of the most noticable features of this wreck and Eller Island Wreck #2; the boiler. Both boilers break the surface.
Just some of the junk there. Anyone have any idea that this might be?
This was a nice surprise! Since it was in less than 10 feet of water I would have expect that it might have been removed, but apparently not.
Here's what the wreck looks like from the surface. You are seeing the boiler and some of the other debris breaking the surface.
Another common sight between this wreck and Eller Island #2; the winch.

Nearby Attractions:




From: Eller Island Wreck #3
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
Eller Island Wreck #2 548 151



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Created by Dave Fortin

Wed Jun 29 22:17:21 UTC 2022