OFFSHORE FISHING REEFS & WRECKS
LOCATION, BEARINGS & DESCRIPTION



Little River Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 48 812 Lon= 078 30 522], LORAN C-45424.0/59409.0 ,1 buoy marks reef, bearing 125°/2.7 nm from south jetty at Little River Inlet. Consists of 25,000 auto tires and eight Army "BK" barges, 60 tire/concrete structures. Water depth 20-30'.

Little River Offshore Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 41 963 Lon= 078 26 637], LORAN C-45386.5/59418.5 , 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 156°/10.5 nm from Little River Inlet. Consists of three 55' boats and miscellaneous concrete. Water depth 50-60'.

Springmaid Pier Reef, Located adjacent to the Springmaid Pier Fishing Pier in Myrtle Beach. Consists of 100 tire/concrete reef units placed 50 to 150 feet south of the pier.

BP-25 Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 21 200 Lon= 078 25 200], LORAN C-45306.0/59551.4 Reef is unmarked, ship bears 173°/29.5 nm from buoy "2LR" at Little River Inlet and 113°/31.5 nm from buoy "MI" at Murrells Inlet. Consists of a 160' ship. Water depth 90-95'.

Bill Perry Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 25 700 Lon= 078 33 200], LORAN C-45350.9/59582.0 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 100°/25 nm from Murrells Inlet buoy "MI." Consists of two 56' LCM's, two 115' LCU's, one 45' steel-hulled shrimp trawler, one 65' tugboat and 75 steel reef units. Water depth 65'.

Paradise Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 31 071 Lon= 078 58 140],LORAN C-45465.2/59761.9 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 105°/3.2 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet. Consists of 60,000 tires, various barges, other vessels and 200 concrete reef balls. Water depth 30-35'.

Ten Mile Reef North Buoy-[GPS- Lat= 33 25 303 Lon= 078 51497] South Buoy- [GPS- Lat= 33 26 261 Lon= 078 52 706] LORAN C-45418.1/59736.9 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 130°/9.5 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet. Consists of 14,000 tires, various vessels, a 200' barge and an A7 airplane. Water depth 34-45'.

Pawley's Island Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 25 993 Lon= 079 00 718],LORAN C-45456.9/59815.0 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 177°/5.5 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet. Consists of 31,000 tires and various landing craft. Water depth 23-35'.

North Inlet Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 20 608 Lon= 079 00 922 ] for steel pup tents & [GPS- Lat= 33 20 619 Lon= 079 00 894 for concrete reef balls], LORAN C-45437.5/59849.7 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 020°/9.6 nm from Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB." Consists of 175 steel reef units and 200 concrete reef balls. Water depth 45'.

Georgetown Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 14 237 Lon= 079 00 025], LORAN C-45411.3/59882.9 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 074°/7.6 nm from end of Winyah Bay jetty. Consists of a 90' shipwreck, trolling alley, two barges, eleven scaffolds and a 55' LCM. Water depth 35-39'.

Georgetown Nearshore Reef [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ??? ], LORAN C-45425.7/59937.8 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 065°/2.7 nm from Winyah Bay south jetty mound. Consists of miscellaneous steel and metal structures, one 130' barge and one 62' barge. Water depth 30'.

C J Davidson Jr Reef [GPS- Lat= 33 05 973 Lon= 079 00754], LORAN C-45381.4/59942.5 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 147°/6.5 nm from channel buoy "2WB." Consists of a 150' barge and several steel and concrete reef units. Water depth 53'.

Vermilion Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 57 546 Lon= 078 40 051],LORAN C-45265.8/59835.5 Unmarked ship, bearing 117°/27.5 nm from the south jetty at Winyah Bay. Consists of a 460' Victory ship. Water depth 110'.

Greenville Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 56 750 Lon= 078 54 750], LORAN C-45319.6/59954.0 Reef is unmarked, bearing 149°/17.5 nm SE of Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB." Consists of 40 drydock platforms, two submarine sonar domes, and two barges. Water depth 85'.

Cape Romain Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 59 858 Lon= 079 02 332], LORAN C-45363.2/59996.4 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 173°/12.0 nm from Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB." Consists of a 100' barge, a 90' tugboat, a 55' LCM and a 65' tugboat . Water depth 55-65'.

Hector Reef [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45380.3/60027.1 Marked by Coast Guard buoy "WR-4" bearing 176°/11.7 nm from channel buoy "2WB." Consists of a broken-up steel-hulled freighter, four Army "BK" barges, a 55' LCM and a 130' barge. Water depth 12-30'.

Capers Reef (R-8) [GPS- Lat= 32 44 990 Lon= 079 34 517], LORAN C-45438.2/60370.4 1 state buoy and Coast Guard buoy "R-8" mark reef, bearing 090°/12.2 nm from offshore end of Charleston jetties. Consists of various-sized ship and boat hulls, 30,000 auto tires and 200 concrete reef balls. Water depth 20-45'.

Charleston Nearshore Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 42 588 Lon= 079 45 679], LORAN C-45480.9/60479.9 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 120°/2.5 nm from Charleston Harbor north jetty. Consists of miscellaneous concrete material, five ''BK'' barges and two 150' deck barges. Water depth 30'.

Y-73 Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 32 459 Lon= 079 18 993], LORAN C-45317.4/60316.1 Consists of a 180' ex-US Army coastal tanker, three 90' tugboats and 225 steel reef units. Water depth 95'.

Charleston Sixty Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 33 147 Lon= 079 40 249], LORAN C-45415.8/60490.8 1 buoy marks reef bearing 145°/12.5 nm from Charleston Harbor south jetty. Consists of 160 steel reef units, miscellaneous steel structures, one deck barge and one 220' hopper barge. Water depth 60'.

Folly Beach Fishing Pier Reef Located adjacent to Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Consists of 200 concrete reef balls placed on the south side of the pier.

Comanche Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 27 395 Lon= 079 19 073], LORAN C-45295.1/60350.4 Unmarked ship bearing 135°/22.5 nm from Charleston Harbor channel buoy "C." Consists of a 165' steel-hulled ship. Water depth 105'.

Kiawah Reef (4KI) [GPS- Lat= 32 29 451 Lon= 080 00 058], LORAN C-45493.1/60693.6 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 115°/6.5 nm from N. Edisto Inlet buoy "2NE." Consists of large drydock, L.C.U., barge, pontoons, 30,00 tires and various vessels. Water depth 20-40'.

North Edisto Nearshore [GPS- Lat= 32 31 040 Lon= 080 06 001], LORAN C-45530.0/60730.0 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 090°/1.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE." Consists of two 150' deck barges and miscellaneous concrete. Water depth 30'.

Edisto Offshore Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 14 958 Lon= 079 50 545], LORAN C-45382.7/60692.2 Unmarked reef, bearing 158°/23.5 nm from Stono Inlet. Consists of two sunken ships, one large steel deckhouse and one shrimp boat. Water depth 65-70'.

Edisto Forty Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 25 318 Lon= 080 11 734], LORAN C-45534.3/60815.2 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 209°/6.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE." Consists of 1200 tons of miscellaneous concrete. Water depth 45'.

Edisto Sixty Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 21 411 Lon= 080 05 115], LORAN C-45483.8/60780.0 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 167°/10.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE." Consists of three 50' swing bridge sections, a 338' steel-hulled ship and miscellaneous concrete. Water depth 65'.

Paradise Pier Reef Located adjacent to Paradise Fishing Pier on the southern end of Hunting Island in Fripp Inlet. Consists of several hundred pieces of concrete culvert pipe and 2,000 bushels of oyster shells.

Fripp Island Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 15 421 Lon= 080 22 465], LORAN C-45546.1/60968.8 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 140°/5.8 nm from Fripp Inlet. Consists of 50,000 auto tires, a 100' barge, numerous steel structures and 200 concrete reef balls. Water depth 30-35'.

Hunting Island Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 13 043 Lon= 080 20 464], LORAN C-45525.2/60965.1 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 144°/8.5 nm from Fripp Inlet. Consists of barges and 30,000 tires. Water depth 35-50'.

Parris Island Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 18 865 Lon= 08042 520], LORAN C-45669.2/61130.5 1 buoy marks reef, located in Broad River between Parris Island and Daws Island. Consists of several concrete bridge sections. Water depth 15-40'.

Fish America Reef [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45617.8/61179.28 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 279°/5.0 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy ''9''. Consists of concrete bridge railings and 400 tons of concrete pipe placed in rows between the buoys. Water depth 5-9'.

Betsy Ross Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 03 427 Lon= 080 24 851], LORAN C-45504.1/61061.9 Unmarked single ship, bearing 105°/8.4 nm from Port Royal channel entrance buoy "2PR." A 430' liberty ship and five steel swing bridge sections. Water depth 90'.

Whitewater Reef [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45613.7/61242.2 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 255°/8.5 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR." Consists of 100 concrete reef structures, two 130' barges and miscellaneous steel structures. Water depth 30'.

Eagle's Nest Reef [GPS- Lat= 32 01 160 Lon= 080 30 300], LORAN C-45522.8/61121.3 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 133°/5.5 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR." Consists of two 115' LCUs, one 65' tugboat and concrete reef units. Water depth 60'.

Hilton Head Reef [GPS- Lat= 31 59 948 Lon= 080 35 928], LORAN C-45548.1/61178.4 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 195°/5.0 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR." Consists of 8,000 tires, several barges, two 55' LCMs and a 60' tugboat. Water depth 38-55'.

WRECKS


General Sherman Wreck [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45412.6/59454.8 Marked by 1 buoy, bearing 183°/7.0 nm from mouth of Little River Inlet. Steel-hulled, former blockade runner. Sank in 1874. Water depth 47-50'.

City of Richmond Wreck [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45343.0/59925.2 Near Coast Guard buoy WR-2A, bearing 136°/14.3 nm from Winyah Bay entrance. 250 steel-hulled ferry boat. Water depth 18-49'.

Fripp Island Drydock Wreck [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45566.5/60981.3 Marked by Coast Guard buoy, bearing 150°/3.0 nm from Fripp Inlet. Steel-hulled drydock section. Water depth 32'.

General Gordon Wreck [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45580.7/61096.5 Marked by 1 buoy, bearing 090°/2.0 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy "14." 250' iron-hulled sailing vessel. Water depth 6-18'. Use caution at low tide.

Gaskins Bank Wreck [GPS- Lat= ??? Lon= ???], LORAN C-45609.8/61200.9 Wreck is unmarked, bearing 273°/5.7 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy "5." Scattered accumulation of railroad rails lost by large barge. Water depth 4-10'. Use caution at low tide.


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