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Dive Site: Mary Celestia
Description: Side paddlewheel steamer
Length: 69 metres (225 feet)
Depth: 17 metres (55 feet)
Visibility: 15 - 20 metres (50 - 65 feet)
The Mary Celestia was chartered by the Confederacy during America's Civil War and used as a blockade runner to smuggle guns, ammunition, supplies and food to troops in the south. It sank in 1864 after hitting a reef. Today one paddlewheel lies upright, the other lies flat on the sand.
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