Gig Harbor, WA
Aquatic Life: 5
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.
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!