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    Cornfield Point Lightship (LV-51)

    Cornfield Point Lightship (LV-51)
    Other Names Sandy Hook, Relief
    Vessel Type Lightship
    Owner U. S. Coast Guard
    Length / Beam / Draft (feet) 118' / 26' / 12'
    Tonnage 375
    Hull Construction Steel
    Propulsion Steam / Screw (also rigged for sails)
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    Built 1892 at West Bay City, MI
    Date of Loss April 24, 1919
    Reason for Loss Rammed by barge under tow and sunk while on station. Lightship sank within 8 minutes of collision.
    Fatalities None (7 crewmen rescued)
    Location Off Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook, CT, approximately 2 miles south of Long Sand Shoal... 3.3 miles / 211? from Lynde Point Lighthouse (per USCG archives)
    Coordinates (Lat/Lon) 41-12 N / 72-22 W
    Coordinates (Loran C)
    Water Depth (feet) 190'
    Typical Visibility (feet)
    Wreck Condition Part of steel hull remains
    Diving Considerations
    Other Information This wreck was recently located. For more information on the Cornfield Point Lightship, go to www.gillmen.org







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    Yup that works I could never get that mapserver to work on my computor before .Saving this post

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    Awesome information. I bet that wreck produces well into the winter months.
    You can respect the sea or she can take the respect from you.

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    Anybody fish this wreck that wants to give info?


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    No? I have been out to that spot and think I found the wreck. Managed to drift a Sea Bass rig over it but produced nothing in the short amount of time I had. I will be back.


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