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Historic shipwreck in Coral Bay #263554
09/07/2021 10:20 AM
09/07/2021 10:20 AM
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St. John, USVI
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Leah and Colin from FlyAway Charters and Dickey our resident commercial diver have done some work to help document a 1700s era shipwreck. Leah is also the Commodore of the Coral Bay Yacht Club.

https://stjohntradewinds.com/divers-explore-historic-shipwreck-in-coral-bay-harbor/

Cheers, RickG


S/V Echoes, 2003 Beneteau 423
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Re: Historic shipwreck in Coral Bay [Re: RickG] #263586
09/07/2021 01:25 PM
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Great info - also the link on the Santa Monica wreck. I've seen Santa Monica rock on the charts - now I know how it got its name.

Somewhat off-topic - is the Coral Bay mega marina a done deal, and what part of the bay does it eat up? (I'm sure that must be a sore subject).

Re: Historic shipwreck in Coral Bay [Re: RickG] #263590
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The Summers End marina project does not have it's Army Core of Engineers permit yet. Governor Bryan overrode the CZM to grant the VI license. Not a done deal and there are many lawsuits against them by the owners of the land for not honoring the deals.

On another note, the Coral Bay Community Council has a grant to build more dinghy docks in Coral Bay. This includes a dock at Dolphin Market. The current wooden dinghy dock was built by the boating community; It abuts the original concrete town dock.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Historic shipwreck in Coral Bay [Re: RickG] #263662
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Originally Posted by RickG
On another note, the Coral Bay Community Council has a grant to build more dinghy docks in Coral Bay. This includes a dock at Dolphin Market. The current wooden dinghy dock was built by the boating community; It abuts the original concrete town dock.

Cheers, RickG

Woohoo! It would be very helpful to land a dinghy in by the market. The current solution of wading in through all the sea grass is not attractive.


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