Eller Island Wreck #2


Local Name:

Eller Island Wreck #2

Depth:

This wreck is very shallow. Most of the debris is in less than 20' 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 31.440 167 33 57.480
9 1.52400 --------- 167 33.95800 ---------
9.02540 --------- --------- 167.56596 --------- ---------

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:

One of the most noticable features of this wreck. It is very similar to Eller Island Wreck #3. This boiler also breaks the surface making the wreck fairly easy to find once you are in the area.
I assume this big gear came off one of the winches????
These little fish seemed to find safety hiding in the boiler.
Just a heap of debris. Most of this appears to be parts of the winch.
And here's a shot from the surface. Again, these wrecks are not too hard to find once you are in the area!

Nearby Attractions:




From: Eller Island Wreck #2
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
Eller Island Wreck #3 548 331



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Created by Dave Fortin

Wed Jun 29 22:40:21 UTC 2022