Shipwreck locations found on this web site were obtained from The Office of Coast Survey's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS). Information on each shipwreck includes latitude and longitude along with a brief history, descriptive details, and up to 10 nearby wrecks and obstructions. About 750 named shipwrecks spanning the entire Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic waters surrounding Florida are listed here and over 4700 additional features are included in the data file.
Library of Congress 1862 Map of Key West from Colton's plans of U. S. harbors
The raw data which is the source of this listing is freely available at the Office of Coast Survey's web site. The master list of shipwrecks available here is static and a snapshot of the shipwrecks listed in the AWOIS database file at the time it was downloaded. Additional shipwrecks added after that download will not appear here until the next download.
Search results displayed on each shipwreck page are the result of a query to the complete AWOIS database for the section, currently there are over 4700 items listed in sections 8, 9, and 10. This information should be checked to determine the accuracy of the initial coordinates and not be relied on for navigation.
Please note that some locations may be inaccurate due to the passage of time and the effects of currents and storms. Other shipwrecks may have been demolished or salvaged without notification.
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In addition to the shipwreck locations listed on this page, shipwreck locations on this site are divided into the 7 sections listed below.
|Atlantic Coast Shipwrecks||Florida Keys Shipwrecks||Gulf Coast Shipwrecks|
|Panhandle Shipwrecks||Shipwrecks Main Page||Eastern Gulf Shipwrecks|
|Central Gulf Shipwrecks||.||Western Gulf Shipwrecks|
|San Josey Las Aminas||24.91874167||-80.51811389|
|Senora de las Angustias||24.79091666||-80.86230000|
|Sueco de Arizon||24.77708333||-80.88953333|