Mystery solved: Where was the wreck of Dana Point’s wind-bashed bait boat?

Photo courtesy of Boonchob Vijarnsorn. — Nearly two years after Dana Point's bait hauler went down in wind-whipped waters off the coast of San Clemente, Chad Steffen was taking a group of anglers out on the San Mateo, one of several boats in Dana Wharf's Sportfishing fleet. It was June 2007. "During the summer, we'll head down the coast for [...]

By |2020-05-05T00:39:04-07:00September 27th, 2015|Shipwrecks|

A Sunken Ship Becomes a Rising Star for Anglers, Divers — In August of 2010, I signed up as a volunteer diver for the annual Dana Point Harbor cleanup. While I was picking up my gear, one of the guys at the dive shop asked me if I was interested in diving a wreck just a few miles outside of the harbor. I was curious. There’s a wreck outside the harbor? The [...]

By |2020-05-05T00:52:06-07:00November 22nd, 2011|Shipwrecks|

So Cal’s Newest Wreck — The fishermen won’t be too happy, but local divers in Southern California are gearing up. Five years after the 58‐foot, steel-hulled A.C.E. bait boat went down in a storm off San Clemente, a team from Beach Cities Scuba recently located it and prepared the site for recreational diving. The site was a closely guarded fishing spot until a boat captain received [...]

By |2018-09-28T20:51:52-07:00August 1st, 2011|Shipwrecks|
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