Blakely Harbor, WA
Aquatic Life: 4.5
Large Wreck, Small Wreck,
The Boss is a 70 foot tug boat that has the bow and stern largely intact but no deck or wheelhouse and the mid section is collapsed. That could be because there is another smaller wooden vessel with engine still intact resting on the middle of the Boss. The Boss is roughly oriented east-west with its bow pointing towards Seattle. There is rumored to be a few more small wrecks close by, but we have not located them. There are a few rock piles and some debri. You can expect to see Lingcod, Rockfish, and perch on your visit plus the usual small critters found on such a wreck. The wreck is interesting and makes a good second or third dive after visiting the other deeper dives of Blakely Harbor.
Beware of nails and other snags. There is sometimes a bouy marking the site. If not, patient scanning with a depth finder in the area described should find it.
How to get there:
The Boss is located along the south shore of Blakely Harbor aprox. due south of the Blakely harbor reefs on the north point of the Harbor. It is in about 50-55 feet of water off of the section of shore where the road comes down right to the waters edge and there are no houses, just trees. It is in the middle of this section of shore. It stands 10-12 feet off the otherwise flat bottom.
Thanks to Slobert for submitting this site!