Old Steamship Pier

Old Steamship Pier
USA East


Site Review by
 Alan Shepard
Date: 12/10/2003


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Alan Shepard Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Tolland Reef:    4.00
State:   CT Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   10 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   780 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    4.00


*Average:    4.27
The Old Steamship Pier in Eastport is New England's best shore diving site. Entry and exit are quite simple over the small beach. Diving must be done near slack tide to avoid strong currents. Animal life is prolific and large due to high nutrient content in the water. The site has a granite wall that was part of the old steamship pier. The vertical wall is covered in invertebrates and is the hiding place of large lobster and many fish. The slope away from the wall is gentle and depths in excess of 70 feet can be reached. The substrate contains not only unusual animal life but plenty of antique bottles and other "trash" thrown in the waters over history.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2003
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00

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