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Jim Atria Wreck

In its former life, the Jim Atria was a merchant marine vessel built in 1961 in Holland. It transported freight throughout the North Sea and later in the 1970s between the Caribbean and Miami. In 1982, it sank at its mooring on the Miami River. Jim Atria, a local land developer, along with Broward County, bought the disabled ship and sank her in September of 1987.

Named for her last owner, the Jim Atria settled on the ocean bottom less than a mile from shore near the third reef line in Ft. Lauderdale. Originally the Jim Atria landed on her port side, but she has since uprighted herself as the result of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

She sits in 117 feet of water, with her shallowest depth being 83 feet. The three masts extend off the 240 foot long hull in a northwesterly direction. There are all sorts of items strewn across the decks and the exterior of the wreck is now completely covered by marine growth including oysters and scallops.

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