Miracle of Life / Miss Lourdies

SPECIFICATIONS

COORDINATES

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

SUNK DATE

26° 19.188' N

140

ft

41

ft

80° 03.20' W

42

12

m

m

June 10, 2009

38.5

ft

11

m

165

ft

50

m

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HISTORY

  • Launched: 1972 as an off shore supply vessel by Burton Shipyard, Incorporated at Port Arthur, Texas

  • June 26, 2008: The freighter (Haiti) was purchased to be used use as an artificial reef after US. Customs Service agents found a steel compartment hiding ~340 pounds of cocaine during an inspection at the Port of Miami.


Name History

  • Safe Tide (1972)

  • Norpac III (1987)

  • Sea Bird (1999)

  • Miss Lourdies (2008)


Divesite:

Sunk on June 6, 2009, cargo freighter Miss Lourdies was scuttled as the “Miracle of Life” off Boca Raton. The vessel is upright and intact, with the top of the wheelhouse first encountered at a depth of 100 feet, the deck at 125 feet, and the sand at a depth 140 feet. One of the main attractions is the angel sculpture amid ship.

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