Long Island Wrecks

Iberia

Image courtesy of Wreck Valley Multi Media Shipwreck CD Image courtesy of Wreck Valley U/W Shipwreck Slates

A steel, steam-powered freighter, the Iberia sank in 1888 shortly after a collision with the Umbria.

Today, the Iberia sits in 60 feet of water, about 3 miles offshore. After spending 93 years in her final resting place on the ocean's floor her bulkheads and sides have broken down, leaving only low lying ribs and wreckage scattered on the sandy bottom. Her bow section, boilers, engine and steel propeller are all easily recognizable. Divers can still locate the remains of wood crates that once contained her cargo or simply enjoy exploring the wreck or lobstering.

Wreck Descriptions provided by
Dan Berg/Aqua Explorers


For more information on this wreck, stop in the shop and pick up the book Dan Berg's, Wreck Valley Vol II, or his Wreck Valley Multi Media Shipwreck CD. We also stock the Wreck Valley Video Series and Wreck Valley U/W Shipwreck Slates which cover many local wrecks.

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