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05:30 AM on 08/28/2013
Had to do my own research to realize that this wreck is just off the coast at Atlantic City.
Seems that should have been mention since there is 120 miles of Jersey Coastline.

This is far to common with Huff Puff articles.
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zapdog4
Retired-Still as Lean-Still as Mean-Still a Marine
11:37 PM on 08/27/2013
""Twenty sailors aboard the Walker died, making it the worst accident in the history of the U.S. Coast Survey or its successor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.""

Yet, being such an horrific tragedy, and with such detail about the other ship it struck, it took until now to realize that was the Historical Ship of the worst accident in History? Bravo....
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frank1946
Tell the Truth
09:13 PM on 08/27/2013
3,000,000 is alot of Shipwrecks.

Good to know how NOAA got started.

85 ft. is very shallow, dangerous for Divers.
10:22 PM on 08/27/2013
Why is it dangerous for divers? Shouldn't be.
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cqdeed
Filling the mind with facts...or trivia?
02:25 AM on 08/28/2013
Actually 85 feet is deep enough to require a short stay and decompression stops upon returning to the surface.
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Angry White Guy
08:27 AM on 08/28/2013
Recreational divers frequently hit that depth in places like Australia and the Caribbean.

Diving regular air in your cylinder, you can stay as long as 25 minutes before requiring decompression stops if your maximum depth is 85 feet. (Source: NAUI dive tables)
08:49 PM on 08/27/2013
Sounds like a drunk in captain/helmsman to me.
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Anita Munson
we are all different and unique..to each their own
09:08 PM on 08/27/2013
maybe, but doubt it..back in those days collisions were quiet common..this happened at night and boats/ships didn't have sonar, lights..etc..like we have now
10:32 PM on 08/27/2013
Back then when it was dark you could still see. The entire galaxy lit up the sky when the moon wasn't out. Also people's eyes were better accustomed to see at night. Drinking was rampant among sailors. There is no way to prove it I would put my bet on the alcohol theory.
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emscrs
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09:17 PM on 08/27/2013
Highly unlikely. Things were different then.
10:28 PM on 08/27/2013
Yes your right. They could hold their liquor better back then. No weed or meth.
08:34 PM on 08/27/2013
More ads again as usual. Doesn't mean anything that we paid for internet and for AOL usage as our home page.
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emscrs
Rescue pets.
09:18 PM on 08/27/2013
Worse yet, they keep insisting that we log in. Obviously, we did that at signon!
08:01 AM on 08/28/2013
Your internet provider (Comcast, Time Warner, etc.) provides you with internet access, not AOL. And if you're paying for AOL, you're doing it wrong.
08:24 PM on 08/27/2013
well if its in 85 feet of water you wont get much time there! Watch out for currents or you might do a lot of swimming!
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Reasonable Doubter
08:04 PM on 08/27/2013
If you go diving off Jersey, make sure your shots are up to date...lol... I'll stick to diving clean water, thanks!
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08:34 PM on 08/27/2013
No such thing as "clean" water anymore !! Rivers, lakes, and streams all carry some type of microbe or virus that can be deadly.
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Bobby Grind
IAFF needs to secede from the AFL-CIO
12:13 AM on 08/28/2013
Most divers wear full face masks and are encapsulated with dry suits.
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Reasonable Doubter
09:08 AM on 08/29/2013
Nobody dives rivers, lakes or streams, silly!
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05:43 PM on 08/27/2013
Cooooooool.

Reason No. 14 to take up SCUBA diving.
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04:54 PM on 08/27/2013
Not to go off on a tangent, but NJ probably has a lot of buried treasure waiting to be dug up. If that sounds far-fetched, good -- who needs the competition?
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03:46 PM on 08/27/2013
What's really intereresting is that if the doomsayers on Climate Change are right, and the ocean raises about three to seven feet in the next 100 years, future scuba divers will have a trove of dive spots world wide.

Can just see it now........"Yo, Johnny. Wanna go dive the Statue of Liberty or the Memorial to the 2001 Trade Center?. Your choice!"
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Brian Hanrahan
Res ipsa loquitur
04:33 PM on 08/27/2013
Doomsayers, eh? More like climate scientists, oceanographers and engineers.

I see you consulted the cover of the September issue of Nat Geo.
But did you read the article inside?

If so, tell where/how you think they're incorrect.
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mcinnisja
Let's just assume you're wrong and drop it...
03:56 AM on 08/28/2013
Thank you. I'd also like to know why the climate-change denyers are denying. Do they believe that it legitimizes wasteful or polluting behavior?
07:10 AM on 08/28/2013
ohhh shutup he was just being humorous...
03:42 PM on 08/27/2013
Panel 6 of 8 in the photo series of US Navy warships is a fine example of the willful ignorance of modern journalists about the subjects on which they report: yes, the USS CONSTITUTION is a "frigate" but NOT the combatant type described in the caption; the other sailing ship is a ship-rigged sail training ship, and not a warship at all, nor is it a US vessel.
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emscrs
Rescue pets.
09:20 PM on 08/27/2013
Facts? They don't need no stinkin' facts! Worse yet, they assume that all of us are as uneducated as they.
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cqdeed
Filling the mind with facts...or trivia?
02:32 AM on 08/28/2013
A more modern frigate is tied up to the pier on the right. It is an Argentine frigate.
06:08 AM on 08/28/2013
Not so. The ship moored to the right of CONSTITUTION is a USN guided missile cruiser, of the class usually referred to as the Aegis class because of the so-named phased-array search-and-fire-control radar system (SPY-1) they carry. Argentina has no such vessels.
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dtruckdrivinfool
03:06 PM on 08/27/2013
It's a good thing I read the story, the audio sounded to me like it collided with a 250 ton TUNA....sorry Charlie.
01:13 PM on 08/27/2013
An outstanding find for naval history.....
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Dan Crabtree
01:10 PM on 08/27/2013
has it been looted yet?...probably has.. as this is a democrat bastion...
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ericw1004
Libertarian Socialist, Secular Humanist, Pacifist
01:22 PM on 08/27/2013
Don't know much about South Jersey, do you?
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tanker335
Tanks a lot!
04:36 PM on 08/27/2013
We know it smells like a gym locker.
01:45 PM on 08/27/2013
Its been a dive site for decades and being that is was a survey ship, other than a few brass fixtures found on all vessels of that age, there is nothing really to loot.