Coast Guard Cutter - Duane.
Coast Guard Cutter - Duane. Sunk 27-Nov-1987, @ 1 mile south of Molasses light tower. She rests upright, faces southwest. The deck is at 90-100’, the crow’s nest goes up to 50’. There are boat tie-off’s on the bow, crow’s nest and the stern. The current can sometimes be treacherous (very very strong), requiring the dives to go up and down the tie off rope’s. While decompressing at 15-20’, it is not uncommon to hold onto the rope and have your bodies sideways from the current. It can sometimes force off your mask! The prop can be seen at 120’ The intact vessels were prepared to accommodate divers. You can swim from one side to the other on some of the super-structure’s, you can see the exit when you enter.
Indiania University info on the Duane contains lots of data - drawings, photos and othe data!
Florida Key's Internet Guide on the Duane
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail on the Duane
Florida Keys Diving - data and pictures of the Duane
Dive Trip Reports: may2501 , apr2499a , jul0499a , jul0499b , jun2997 , nov_27
Last Updated: 19-Sept-2002