Shipwreck on Salvo

Shipwreck on Salvo




This was a cool surprise on our walk on the beach. Just down from our house on Farrow Court.




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I would hate to stubb my toe on that one.






very cool!
that's "the Richmond." (i think that's right)






steamer pocohantus






someone said yesterday it was the pocohontus but I believe you are right It is the richmond






Pocahontas: Salvo area - The Pocahontas is at the end of Sand Street in Salvo and information on it is in Gary Gentile's book. This wreck has also been referred to as the Richmond by some divers. The Pocahontas was lost during the Burnside expedition before the battle for Roanoke island and she was a wooden paddle wheel steamer. All that remains at the site is the massive steam engine parts, the shaft and one of the hubs of the paddle wheel. One end of the paddle wheel shaft sticks quite a ways up out of the water making the site fairly easy to locate the wreck which is in 10 to 15 feet of water about 75 yards out. The other end of the exposed shaft is still attached to the other paddle wheel assembly.

It is a really easy dive as long as the water is calm, and scuba is not really a requirement as it is really easy to just free dive this site. The best way to get there is to drive out on the beach at ramp 23 just past Salvo and drive North. In the summer you have to walk a little ways up the beach because the Park Service closes the beach to driving a couple hundred yards South of where the wreck is. In the off season you can drive right up to it. Local diver Marc Corbett provided the information on the Pocahontas wreck site and has dived it recently.






Been there!






Been there!




very cool






we can see this from our house on the top deck. This picture puts it in perspective though. Did not seem that big...i guess everything looks amaller in the great Atlantic. Thanks for posting the pic....Cool






Fished there smiley Just be glad you didn't see the Salvo Hole Monster!






Awesome pics!! Thanks for posting!






Great photo Bluejay!






That's an awesome photo Bluejay...I definitely did not think it was that big, even standing on the shore...it seems closer to shore and not quite as big. Thanks Hammy for the additional info. I saw it as we entered the beach and never once thought of it as being a posible shipwreck...just figured it was a piece of a house or pier that washed up in one of the storms. Very cool to know that I was that close to some cool history. Will have to go back and check it out in Sept.






Wonderful picture of an interesting shipwreck....plan to try to get there our next visit!!






Thanks for the history on it! We got married on the beach last year within sight of it. Stayed that week at Moonshine on Hattie Creef. We all guessed it was a shipwreck, but didn't know exactly what part of it we were looking at.






picture on this site gives some perspective to how far from shore.

[url]www.divehatteras.com/beach%20wrecks.html[/url] (scrolldown to Pocohontas)

& that is a great pic Bluejay!






picture on this site gives some perspective to how far from shore.

[url]www.divehatteras.com/beach%20wrecks.html[/url] (scrolldown to Pocohontas)

& that is a great pic Bluejay!



I was there last week, about 80 yards or so.