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Old 06-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Over the years, a few of my favorite diving wrecks in Pensacola Bay have simply disappeared. These were relatively large wrecks, that I had been diving for years and that looked to have been down a long time, so it seems unlikely that the tide moved them. These were well after Ivan, so I know that wasn't it.

One was a pretty good sized upside down fiberglass boat hull packed with steel scrap and surrounded by tires. This was just outside the marked channel between NAS and Ft. Pickens road. The tires are still there, but the hull and steel are gone.

Another was a pile of 20 or so grocery carts all tied together and positioned just 100 yds or so from another pile. One pile is still there, and the other is gone.

Just curious if others had seen the same thing, and had any thoughts about what might have happened?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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Scrapper got the steel.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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Relocated, private spots now, maybe for sale @99.00

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #4
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Over time heavy objects will sink into sand/mud .Tide flow......
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I guess it's possible someone could have relocated the boat, but the grocery carts were rusted and encrusted to the point that I think they would have busted to pieces if someone tried to remove them.
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I would think that they were probably torn apart or buried by currents and/or shifting sand.
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Relocated, private spots now, maybe for sale @99.00

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You beat me to it Jimmy...... Damn it man!!!
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I hope those shopping carts that disappeared arent the shopping carts I have the numbers for! Isnt there an old iron bath tub by those carts?
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Not that I ever saw.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:40 PM   #10
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Ok, I have a buddy that dove some chained together shopping carts and he said there was that tub there along with some other junk.
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