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Old 05-16-2021, 09:41 AM   #1
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Wreck of the BAYRONTO

Check out the largest shipwreck on Florida's central west coast - the BAYRONTO. A victim of the intense 1919 Florida Keys Hurricane, which also claimed the liner VALBANERA, the freighter MUNISLA, and numerous other vessels along Florida's coast, the BAYRONTO now rests upside down in 100 feet of water west of Boca Grande. The 400-foot long freighter was en route from Galveston, Texas, to Marseille, France, with a cargo of wheat when she ran headlong into the Category 4 hurricane. What most may not know, however, is the BAYRONTO was abandoned after capsizing approximately 35 miles northwest of the Dry Tortugas, and the turtled hull was carried over 120 miles north by the storm's fury to her final resting spot. The wreck of the BAYRONTO now supports abundant marine life serving as an artificial reef, and is a dive not to be missed!

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Old 05-16-2021, 03:34 PM   #2
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Very cool!
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:07 AM   #3
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That is an excellent post. Thanks much for sharing.
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:16 PM   #4
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When I saw the gun, I thought "It's about time he brought along a gun!"

< this is a "sherpa."
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Excellent post!
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:26 PM   #6
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I haven't dove it in at least 25 years. I remember it will put you in perspective of just how miniscule you are on the this planet. It holds SOOOO much life.. its kind of hard to take in..
Rumor is its kind of sharky these days.
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the video. Amazing how far it drifted before it sank.
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