Re: Plunder and Pillage

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 15, 2002 at 19:15:12:

In Reply to: Re: Plunder and Pillage posted by Melvin on August 15, 2002 at 15:00:46:

As a wreckreational diver, I understand your valid points. However, many of the over-dived wrecks such as the Moody are not exactly what you would call picturesque. There are deeper wrecks that still have brass(Triple Crown) portholes and large props(Tuna Clipper). If you are looking for a shipwreck with a colorful history, gold coins or dinner plates, you would have better luck on the East coast.
The first dive I made on the Ace One was fun because of the Metridium anemones and the large Sand Bass. The steering wheel was rusty iron with a few spokes missing, so I was not even tempted to remove it, although someone later did.(VBG Kevin!) The redwoods will replenish themselves if left alone. Rusting iron in salt water will not be here forever. If you want to see some items collected by CWD members, check out their display at the SCUBA show in Long Beach next year or attend a CWD meeting.

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