Ebeye Pontoon Barge


Local Name:

Ebeye Pontoon Barge

Depth:

This one is deep. It was about 130' to just barely reach the top. The deck if this flat topped barge would be around 140'.

Anchoring:

Except for the wreck this area is mostly sand. You have to anchor deep. If you bother to do this wreck, It would be best done on a calm day.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 46 35.160 167 43 42.480
8 46.58600 --------- 167 43.70800 ---------
8.77643 --------- --------- 167.72846 --------- ---------

Notes:

This is essentially an uneventful flattop barge. There is a frame of steel beams around the perimeter (maybe only on the sides - I forget now). Perhaps these were used to fasten tarps to protect workers from the sun???? There is a floatplane float laying in the sand on the south side of the barge.

Mainly due to the float laying in the sand, it has led to the belief that this barge may have been a floating repair platform for the floatplanes, but that has not been confirmed to the best of my knowledge.

There really isn't much to see here. You can just barely touch the beams at the top and still stay legal.

I finally dove this for the second time on 2/19/2006. I sent up a float and moved the waypoint that I had for this wreck just slightly. The last one was still close enough to easily find the wreck. I took a dozen or so photos, so hopefully I'll have something to show you on this one soon.

Photos:

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Created by Dave Fortin

Wed Jun 29 23:01:42 UTC 2022