(underwater images courtesy of
|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
(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.