The Wreck of The Commerce

The 45 meter Commerce was another ship wrecked in 1984 during hurricane Klaus. Like eight others, it was intentionally sunk in 1986 to create an artificial reef. The ship now lies on a slope, and divers can see assorted cargo on the flat deck including old cars, a broken crane, and machine parts. The propeller at the stern is still intact. The site is known for sightings of gigantic 20 pound lobsters that hide in the ship’s side. There is also a reef which touches the ship’s bow, and marine life includes hog fish, goat fish, spadefish, and barracuda.