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, click here.

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