Sunday, May 25, 2008

6. Cabin Wreck N27-49.800 - W80-25.549 North end of McLarty Museums wall of rocks

Dive I want to do soon.

1715 Plate Fleet. Possibly the Nuestra Señora de la Regla [ Our Lady of the Period ] .
Five cannons in 5 to 7 feet of water, off north end of McLarty Museums wall of rocks.
2 anchors in 8 feet, 200 feet off the beach from the south end of the wall of rocks.
One cannon on first reef, 150 feet off the beach, from just north of the cabin to 75 yards north of it.
Eleven cannons on the 2nd reef, west side of reef, 300 feet from the beach, seaward of the cabin.
Ballast pile and cannon on the 3rd reef off the cabin.
Main pile covers over an acre, 900 feet off the beach in 21 feet of water about 1200 feet south of the museum.
Most treasure has been found between the 1st and 2nd reefs. Lots of silver coins found beyond the 3rd reef. The McLarty Museum is on the site of the original camp of the survivors of the wreck and was used as a salvage camp for 5 years. It's well worth the $1.00 fee to see the displays and a short video. There is no beach access at the museum.