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Old 03-19-2018, 12:22 AM
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I went out to the Lofthus for the first time in quite a while. We had a major Northeaster come through a few weeks ago throwing off some monster swells and a great deal of beach erosion.

https://www.facebook.com/james.m.are...5141177976890/
Some amazing drone imagery of the swells from James M. Arena.

It looks like it cleared from 2 to 3 ft.+ of sand depth from in and around the shipwreck. Also, the reef to the west of the wreck has developed a good deal more profile with the removal of sand from depression and ledge areas.



Those may look like timbers but are in fact worm rock encased structure steel ship members.












It looks like a carpet of worm rock in places, newly uncovered carpet it would seem.




More about worm rock or Sabellariid reefs in Florida at: https://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/sp.../82_11-115.pdf









https://vimeo.com/260701979
A short video clip from the wreck today. There is even a nurse shark in there with a couple of tags.







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