April 16, 2006 at 11:23am
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Scott ~
I am not really sure that this is the Horseshoe you are speaking about, but
I have found several features that resemble a horseshoe, but one is very prominently displayed as a shoal 15 to 17 feet deep in surrounding water that is 24 to 28 feet deep. It is located about 3.25 Nm from the Frying Pan Shoals Slue Aid to Navigation (ATON) Green Can # 1, on a bearing of 131º magnetic. The horseshoe shaped shoal is at or about 33º 37.947 N. lat.~ 77º 49.318W. long. The open end of this formation faces southeast.
Raritan Was a 251 ft. freighter. It sank in 1942 in about 80 ft. of water. She is in two sections, with the bow being separated from the rest of the wreck. The bow and stern sections were reported as being still intact.
It can be found on NOAA chart 11536. It is shown in a water depth of 50 feet.
NOAA AWOIS database indicated that the wreck is between
LAT 33° 32 29.5 N ~ LONG 77° 56 50.4 W and 33° 32 30.18 N ~ 77° 56 53.83 W longitude
Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as H,DDD,MM.mmm and were determined using WGS 84 DATUM. All Headings/bearings/courses are stated in Magnetic Degrees.
~ Captain Paul ~