Parker/Fortin Rubble #1


Local Name:

Parker/Fortin Rubble #1

Depth:

Depth is 130-135 feet.

Anchoring:

We found this wreck on scooters from N-Buoy coral head. Unless you are on scooters, this is a heck of a swim from any shallow anchor that I am aware of. I'd suggest dropping a weight with a line attached to a float and having a boat circle while one pair dives this wreck. Be careful as the boat traffic comes very close to this area.

Location:

Latitude Longitude
Degrees Minutes Seconds Degrees Minutes Seconds
8 44 34.500 167 43 47.820
8 44.57500 --------- 167 43.79700 ---------
8.74291 --------- --------- 167.72995 --------- ---------

Notes:

This wreck was found on 2/17/2006 by Hal Parker and Dave Fortin while exploring along the cable using scooters. We were running low on bottom time and had to head back soon, so we didn't spend much time on the wreck. Our initial thought is that this appears to possibly be a Higgins boat. It was pretty much collapsed. Hal went down to attach the float while I held the scooters at 95 feet (they are rated at 100). Hal saw an engine, a shaft and we both saw the ramp near the front. Hal believes that he saw one of the round metal rings of the gun turrets that we have seen on the other Higgins wrecks that we have found. We didn't note exactly where the cable was, but the wreck is very close to, if not on or under, the cable. As were were following the cable (approx 330 deg), Hal was on the right (NE) and I was on the left (SW). The wreck was on Hal's side of the cable.

Photos:

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Nearby Attractions:




From: Parker/Fortin Rubble #1
AttractionDistance (feet)Bearing (deg mag)
N-North LCM #2 274 171
N-North LCM #1 540 157



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Created by Dave Fortin

Wed Jun 29 21:44:27 UTC 2022