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Wreck Dives: Robert Edmister Reef

Robert Edmister Wreck Fort Lauderdale

The Edmister is a 95′ Coast Guard Cutter. Hurricane Andrew was not kind the cutter leaving it flattened in some sections. The wreckage still attracts lots of fish and is covered in growth.

The Jay Scutti wreck lies about 1,000′ to the north.

Robert Edmister Wreck Fort Lauderdale Wiki

Robert Edmister Wreck Fort Lauderdale

Robert Edmister Wreck Fort Lauderdale

This 95-foot Coast Guard Cutter was built in Maryland in 1953.

She was used as a search and rescue vessel and to intercept drug smuggling operations.

In 1984 she caught fire and was damaged. The vessel was sold at auction to Dale Scutti, a Ft. Lauderdale businessman who renamed her Robert Edmister after a friend and ocean environmentalist who had passed away.

The newly named Robert Edmister was sunk on December 11, 1989 in 70 feet of water. Her wheelhouse is located 50 feet down. (via Divespots)

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