Renegade

SPECIFICATIONS

MAX DEPTH

RELIEF

COORDINATES

190

30

9

58

m

m

ft

ft

26° 13.360' N

80° 03.620' W

SUNK DATE

July 10, 1985

23

ft

m

150

ft

45.5

m

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HISTORY

On September 12, 1951, Scheepswerf Gebr. Coops launched the coastal freighter Capri (IMO number 5419921) from its shipyard at Hoogezand, Netherlands. The coaster registered a length of 141.3 feet, a beam of 22.8 feet, and a displacement of 295 tons gross. In 1963, she was sold to Swedish owners and renamed Falken. After her sale to Colombian owners in  1977, she was known as the Santa M.; and, finally, she sailed as the Santa M. starting in 1980. Some sources state the US. Coast Guard seized the freighter in Key West in 1981, but ultimately the vessel was abandoned on the Miami River where she sat idle for two years. The Coast Guard levied a total of $17,500 in fines against the vessel’s owner to prompt the derelict’s removal from the riverfront. Ben Moskoff, artificial reef coordinator for Miami-Dade County, worked o u t a deal where the Coast Guard would drop the fines upon the owner’s transfer of the vessel to the county to serve as an artificial reef. After the fines were dropped, however, the o w n e r reneged on his deal w i t h Miami‐Dade County, and he approached Broward County in an attempt to get more money for his rusting freighter. Angler Tom O'Connell donated $16,000 he w o n in the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo to have the freighter moved, cleaned, and inspected, whereupon he renamed the Santa M. after his fishing boat, Renegade. On June 10, 1985, the Renegade was sunk in 195 feet of water off Hillsboro Inlet, approximately 800 feet north of the Lowrance.

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