QUEEN OF NASSAU

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(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The Queen of Nassau was a 200 foot island steamer that started out as the Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Canada. Owned by one of Florida’s most influential businessmen, Barron Collier, the vessel was reported to be for sale when she sank under mysterious circumstances in July 1926. The Queen of Nassau / CGS Canada now lies upright in 220 fsw off Islamorada, FL and is historically significant for being one of first ships built for Canada’s Navy.


(l) Unusual raked bows of the wreck; (r) Pointed bow at keel resembles modern design.


(l) Grapple type anchor; (r) Bow and anchor tackle.


(l) Anchor windlass; (r) Goliath Grouper (jewfish) under anchor.

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