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ELDA shipwreck sinking Bermuda reef            

By Capt. Dan Berg

Photo: The Elda sinking. Photo Mike Davis collection

The American yacht, Elda, was designed by Philip L. Rhodes and built in 1937 by Anderson & Combs, Inc. New Haven, Connecticut. She was owned by Paul Patterson, was 46 feet long, had an eleven foot beam and was based out of Gibson Island, Maryland.

On June 20, 1956, she was wrecked while racing from Newport to Bermuda.

The Elda now rests in shallow water very close to the Eagle wreck, an English merchantmen sunk in 1658. Her 6,000 pound lead keel and small engine are still visible on the site.


The information listed above was taken with permission from the Book:
A Vacationing Divers Guide to Bermudas Shipwrecks,
by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9 softcover,73 pages.
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by Dan and Denise Berg, 6x9, 73 page downloadable ebook. From the first quarter of the 16th century, Bermuda became a landmark for Spanish ships sailing back to Spain from the New World. The desire to sight Bermuda to confirm their position often ended their voyage as they wrecked on Bermuda's outer reefs. To this day Bermuda's treacherous reefs have taken their toll on shipping. The reefs have claimed vessels ranging from ocean lines to small fishing boats. Bermuda Shipwrecks is the most comprehensive, accurate, illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about the legendary wrecks around Bermuda. Bermuda Shipwrecks includes over 100 illustrations comprised of 61 sensational color photos, 17 rare b&w historical images, 19 stamps, 4 sketches plus one map. Bermuda Shipwrecks contains a wealth of enlightening information that gives the readers a nostalgic glimpse into the history and present condition of over 55 of Bermuda's most popular Shipwrecks. 

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