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Grace Foss  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Ollile S
Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor, WA

Type: Saltwater

Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 2
Enjoyment: 1.5
Visibility: 2.5
Current: 2.5
Aquatic Life: 5

Photo Gallery:

Pink Tritonia
Grace Foss Timbers
Grace Foss Stern


Large Wreck,


The Anna Foss Tug is a victim of not one but two sinkings. Once in Lake Union in 1954 and then she was raised and finally sunk in Gig Harbor in 1974 due to a bilge pump failure.

Now sitting on the bottom, about 40' deep, there isn't much left of the wreck exempt a little bit of the stern standing a couple feet from the silty bottom and some of the propulsion machinery and a bit of old decaying timbers. The bottom is easily stirred up and there is very little life on the wreck. A nice historical dive if you are interested in the old Foss company tugs, otherwise there is little of interest at this dive site.

Special Restrictions:

The Grace Foss is located in the middle of the very active Gig Harbor. If you plan to dive this site, do so in the winter or off season where boat traffic is at a minimum. Make sure to use a dive flag and surface using your anchor line to stay close to your boat. There is very real danger of boats coming close by.

How to get there:

The Grace Foss is located in nearly the center of the channel of Gig Harbor, about half way in, and located nearly directly off a boat dock called Arabella's Landing. You will need a GPS to locate the site with definite accuracy due to the very little structural remains left of the historic tug. .

Thanks to NWD for submitting this site!
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Slobert2/20/2009Rating: 2
Silty bottom and not much left to look at. Not much life. Not worth the time to find uness you just have to check it off your list. We spent like 10 minutes on it and were done.

ChevaYEA2/21/2009Rating: 1
Not much here to see if you are not a wreck/history buff, which I'm not, so I spent a whopping 12 minutes on the debris before I got bored. It is definitely in the middle of the channel and getting scalped by a silent sailboat keel is a real possibility. Glad I made it here once to say I've seen it, probably won't come back though.


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