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The War Hawk  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Discovery Bay
Near Port Townsend, WA

Type: Saltwater
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Beginner, Intermediate


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1855 Wooden Sailing Vessel Large Wreck,

Description

The War Hawk was an 182ft wooden sailing vessel built in Main in 1855. In 1883 it caught fire and sank in Discovery Bay and now sits only 35ft deep near Mill Point. Possibly the oldest and most historical wreck that is still identifiable, this site should be on every NW wreck diverís list.

Remarkably, sections of the hull, masts and beams remain to give refuge to the colorful life that now inhabits the shallow wreck. The site is shallow, sheltered from current and the bay receives little boat traffic making it a great dive destination for any level of diving experience. Please see NW Wreck Dives for additional information about the history of this vessel.

Special Restrictions:

Do not anchor directly on the wreck to avoid damage. Beware of winds that may drag the boat anchor.

How to get there:

The wreck of the War Hawk is located in the southern part of Discovery Bay along the western shore. Look for it about 100yrds south of Old Mill Point, a notable sandy beach projecting from a steep rocky bluff. Follow the shoreline southward in 35ft until you locate it with a depth finder. It is nearly directly west of the dive site Edís Fault which lies near the eastern shore of the bay.


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