Diving The Queen of Nassau
This second video project was inspired entirely by the success of the first. After making the Northern Light Video everyone followed their separate paths for a little while, yet somehow we all knew another project would come along. The trick was to find the right subject and It looks like we found it!
Again, we hope you enjoy watching our second effort as much as we had fun making the video
IDENTIFICATION & RESEARCH
The Queen of Nassau
(formerly named the C.G.S. Canada) is a very
special shipwreck. She lies upright in 225ft of water, always covertly
shrouded in cloudy waters. Poor visibility is her trademark,
yet this adds to the air of mystery.
The area surrounding the wreck is strewn with debris scattered by the forces of her sinking. The spare propellers are half buried in the silt whey they landed after sliding from her decks. Portholes abound, scattered wherever you look.
The superstructure is draped with fishing nets, now overgrown with sharp oysters, sponges and corals. The wreck is inhabited by a richness of other fish and marine life.
The area is frequently visited by a variety of shark species, which can usually be observed by decompressing divers.
We recruited the able help of Mike Barnette and Joe Citelli. Their first hand knowledge of the wreck proved invaluable to the project, not to mention how much fun it was having them on board.
THIS SHIPWRECK LIES IN A MARINE SANCTUARY
removing or possessing artifacts from an archaeological and historical resource in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is punishable by a maximum civil penalty of to $119,000 per violation.
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