Monday, May 3, 2010

St. Johns River Shipwreck #1

Shipwreck
I came across this sunken boat that had washed up against the seawall in Lake Monroe along the Sanford Riverwalk. I've always found shipwrecks, even with relatively small boats like this, to be both intriguing and creepy at the same time. What's the story behind what caused the boat to go down? Who did it belong to? What happened to the rest of the boat? And then there's the creepiness of having a large, mostly submerged object, just sitting there in the dark water, creaking with the currents.
Hull
Engine
A few months ago, I noticed a few sailboats that had sank a few hundred feet off shore. They were gone when I came across this boat. Perhaps this is part of one?
Sunken Boat

2 comments:

Suwanee Refugee said...

I talked to a marina owner up in Suwannee. He said folks who can't pay their bills during this economic downturn are taking their sailboats and anchoring them offshore to rot. Sad.

gregsdigitalphoto said...

shipwrecks do raise the eyebrows, maybe some treasure aboard?