Hunting New England Shipwrecks

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions site visitors have asked us in recent months. Perhaps our answers will help you out too.

What is the easiest way to navigate this site?
For your convenience in navigating this site, we've provided the Site Navigator at left. It contains links to all of our main pages. And since the Navigator is always on the screen, you're never more than one or two mouse clicks away from finding what you're looking for.

How did you determine the wreck location coordinates published on this site?
The Lat/Lon and Loran-C coordinates published here come from a variety of sources. Some were given to us by divers and fishermen. Others we calculated from descriptive information, compass bearings, range alignments, locations marked on charts, etc. Our editors know from experience that some of them are right on the money, but we have no idea how accurate others are. If you have corrections, or new coordinates you'd like us to publish, we'd love to hear from you. 

How can I find out about charter boats that take divers to New England wrecks?
Most New England dive charter operators schedule a few wreck dives. Some specialize in wrecks. Our Links page has a section on dive charters; check out these links for something that interests you. Dive magazines and other diving Web sites provide information on wreck charters too. You can also get charter information from other divers and local shops and clubs.

I have a secret wreck site; how can I keep it that way?
In these days of  $99 GPS units, it's hard to keep a wreck site secret. Any group of divers with a boat can find the area where you're diving, pinpoint the location from a distance with a couple of compass bearings and come back later for a dive. Probably the best advice we can give for keeping a wreck site secret is -- don't tell anybody about it. 

How can I find out more information about a particular wreck?
Our Shipwreck Research page provides information on how to do your own research. And if you don't have the time to do original research, the keyword is "Local Knowledge." For information about wrecks in a particular area, check with local dive shop personnel, charter boat operators and local fishermen. Chances are someone has lots of knowledge about the wrecks in the area. 

How can I arrange for a link exchange to promote my site?
We're interested in promoting our site too. Contact our editors at the address below and tell us what you have in mind.

Your Web site doesn't seem to display right on my computer. Any suggestions?
This site is optimized for viewing with recent versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. For best results, your screen resolution should be set to 800 x 600 pixels.

What is the MapServer?
The people at  Maptech, the New England company that makes paper and electronic maps and charts, have allowed us to embed their MapServer in our site. The MapServer provides free online viewing of topographic (topo) maps and nautical charts and is geo-referenced with Lat/Lon coordinates. For you divers and boaters, the MapServer provides a great way to view NOAA charts online and plan your next outing. Be sure to tell your friends about the MapServer.

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