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Explore the wreckage of a steel freight ship that came to rest on Bermuda’s sea bottom in 1879, after succumbing to storms and heavy seas. The Lartington had departed Savannah, GA, for Russia with a cargo of cotton, but a giant wave cracked her hull and forced her underwater after an unsuccessful run for Bermuda. Today, divers can find the wreckage in 15-30 feet of water, about five miles northwest of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Subsequent storms have scattered her remains, but her bow section remains largely intact, and her steam boilers, stern section and propeller are still visible.

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