THE SNORKEL TRAIL
In addition to the
SS Copenhagen, a state-designated
archaeological underwater preserve,
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea also has a "Shipwreck
Snorkel Trail." Dedicated in May 2002 by underwater
explorer Jean-Michele Cousteau, the artificial
reef was constructed by the Marine Archaeological
Council to promote Broward County’s maritime
heritage. The trail has an anchor, five concrete cannons
and a ballast pile. The trail took four years to
complete and started after the Town Commission in July
1998 adopted a resolution authorizing and supporting the
creation of the artificial reef.
The snorkel trail is located off Datura Street, one
block south of Commercial Boulevard, in about 12 to 14
feet of water.
When you stand at the beach entrance at Datura Street,
look east and you will see a white buoy. The snorkel
trail is 150 feet east and 150 feet south of the buoy.
All of the shipwreck artifacts are located within a 100'
x 20' area.
For a map of the snorkel trail,