Locations of Artificial Reefs and Wrecks

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OFFSHORE FISHING REEFS LOCATION, BEARINGS, AND DESCRIPTION

Little River Reef
LORAN C-45424.0/59409.0
GPS-33 48.812/078 30.522

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 125/2.7 nm from south jetty at Little River Inlet.

Steel Pup Tents 33 48.515/078 30.069
Material 33 48.829/078 30.578

Water depth 20-30'.


Little River Offshore Reef
LORAN C-45386.5/59418.5
GPS-33 41.963/078 26.637

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 156/10.5 nm from Little River Inlet.

Landing Craft 33 41.987/078 26.620
Concrete 33 41.754/078 26.955

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
LORAN C-45306.0/59551.4
GPS-33 21.200/078 25.200

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.

160' ship 33 21.200/078 25.200

Water depth 90-95'.


Bill Perry Reef
LORAN C-45350.9/59582.0
GPS-33 25.700/078 33.200

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 100/25 nm from Murrells Inlet buoy "MI."

Landing Craft 33 25.550/078 33.381
Landing Craft 33 25.651/078 33.554
Shrimp Boat 33 25.673/078 33.577
Landing Craft 33 25.462/078 33.275
Landing Craft 33 25.417/078 33.471
Tugboat 33 25.652/078 33.293

Water depth 65'.


Paradise Reef
LORAN C-45465.2/59761.9
GPS-33 31.071/078 58.140

2 buoys mark reef, bearing 105/3.2 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet.

Small Object 33 30.930/078 57.999
Concrete Reef Balls 33 30.959/078 58.051


Water depth 30-35'.


Ten Mile Reef
LORAN C-45418.1/59736.9
GPS-33 25.303/078 51.497

2 buoys mark reef, bearing 130/9.5 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet.

Northern Buoy 33 25.303/078 51.497
Southern Buoy 33 26.261/078 52.706
Tugboat & Barge 33 25.389/078 51.609
200' Ship 33 26.407/078 52.807
Concrete Reef Balls 33 26.081/078 52.239

Water depth 34-45'.


Pawley's Island Reef
LORAN C-45456.9/59815.0
GPS-33 25.993/079 00.718

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 177/5.5 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet.

Landing Craft 33 26.082/079 00.686
Landing Craft 33 26.100/079 00.749


Water depth 23-35'.


North Inlet Reef
LORAN C-45437.5/59849.7
GPS-33 20.619/079 00.894

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 020/9.6 nm from Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB."

Steel Pup Tents 33 20.608/079 00.922
Concrete Reef Balls 33 20.619/079 00.894

Water depth 45'.


Georgetown Reef
LORAN C-45411.3/59882.9
GPS-33 14.332/079 00.152

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 074/7.6 nm from end of Winyah Bay jetty.

100' Ship 33 14.237/079 00.025
Structures 33 14.238/079 00.031
Structures 33 14.318/079 00.118
Barge 33 14.547/079 00.136
Landing Craft 33 14.341/079 00.217

Water depth 35-39'.


Georgetown Nearshore Reef
LORAN C-45425.7/59937.8
GPS-33 12.200/079 05.220

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 065/2.7 nm from Winyah Bay south jetty mound.

Water depth 30'.


C J Davidson Jr Reef
LORAN C-45381.4/59942.5
GPS-33 05.973/079 00.754

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 147/6.5 nm from channel buoy "2WB."

Barge 33 05.931/079 00.751
Steel & Tire Units 33 05.951/079 00.752
Steel & Tire Units 33 05.920/079 00.732
Concrete Reef Balls 33 06.006/079 00.805

Water depth 53'.


Vermilion Reef
LORAN C-45265.8/59835.5
GPS-32 57.548/078 40.051

Unmarked ship, bearing 117/27.5 nm from the south jetty at Winyah Bay.

460' Ship 32 57.548/078 40.051

Water depth 110'.


Greenville Reef
LORAN C-45319.6/59954.0
GPS-32 56.849/078 54.591

Reef is unmarked, bearing 149/17.5 nm SE of Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB."

Sonar Domes 32 56.817/078 54.643
140' Barge 32 56.818/078 54.643
Drydock Units 32 56.849/078 54.591
Drydock Units 32 56.797/078 54.777
Drydock Units 32 56.789/078 54.832
175' Ship (YOG-78) 32 56.906/078 54.849

Water depth 85'.


Cape Romain Reef
LORAN C-45363.2/59996.4
GPS-32 59.858/079 02.332

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 173/12.0 nm from Winyah Bay channel buoy "2WB."

Barge 32 59.817/079 02.312

Water depth 55-65'.


Hector Reef
LORAN C-45380.3/60027.1
GPS-33 00.100/079 06.100

Marked by Coast Guard buoy "WR-4" bearing 176/11.7 nm from channel buoy "2WB."

300' ship 33 00.100/079 06.100

Water depth 12-30'.


Capers Reef (R-8)
LORAN C-45438.2/60370.4
GPS-32 44.990/079 34.517

1 state buoy and Coast Guard buoy "R-8" mark reef, bearing 090/12.2 nm from offshore end of Charleston jetties

Coast Guard Buoy R8 32 44.411/079 34.342
Concrete Reef Balls 32 44.380/079 34.536
Concrete Reef Balls 32 44.381/079 34.534
90' Tug 32 44.539/079 34.345
Unknown Barge 32 44.405/079 34.507
Caisson 32 44.422/079 34.545
56' Landing Craft 32 44.528/079 34.559
56' Landing Craft 32 44.527/079 34.541
150' Deck Barge 32 44.965/079 34.484
Pipes and Cubes 32 44.935/079 34.557
120' Deck Barge 32 45.087/079 34.486


Water depth 20-45'.


Charleston Nearshore Reef
LORAN C-45480.9/60479.9
GPS-32 42.625/079 45.661

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 120/2.5 nm from Charleston Harbor north jetty.

Barge 32 42.567/079 45.603
Barge 32 42.655/079 45.626
Barge 32 42.630/079 45.735
Concrete 32 42.536/079 45.610
Ballast Cans 32 42.637/079 45.576
Missile Motor Cradles 32 42.590/079 45.700
105' Barge 32 42.571/079 45.608


Water depth 30'.


Y-73 Reef
LORAN C-45317.4/60316.1
GPS-32 32.459/079 18.993

Consists of a 180' ex-US Army coastal tanker, three 90' tugboats and 225 steel reef units.

180' Tanker (Y-73) 32 32.459/079 18.993
90' Tug (Helen) 32 32.589/079 19.244
90' Tug (Tanda 9) 32 32.595/079 19.343
90' Tug (Kimberly) 32 32.636/079 19.504
Steel Pup Tents 32 32.708/079 19.346
Steel Pup Tents 32 32.715/079 19.331


Water depth 95'.


Charleston Sixty Reef
LORAN C-45415.8/60490.8
GPS-32 33.147/079 40.249

1 buoy marks reef bearing 145/12.5 nm from Charleston Harbor south jetty.

Reef Buoy 32 33.147/079 40.249
240' Barge 32 33.354/079 40.299
Concrete Reef Balls 32 33.251/079 40.451
Missiles/Equip sects 32 33.079/079 40.233
Steel Pup Tents 32 33.148/079 40.396
Steel Pup Tents 32 33.117/079 40.403
Steel Pup Tents 32 33.100/079 40.415
Missile Sleeve 32 33.317/079 40.399
Ballast Cans 32 33.150/079 40.275
Army APCs 32 33.143/079 40.086
Army APCs 32 33.165/079 40.055


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
LORAN C-45295.1/60350.4
GPS-32 27.395/079 19.073

Unmarked ship bearing 135/22.5 nm from Charleston Harbor channel buoy "C."

165' CG Cutter 32 27.395/079 19.073

Water depth 105'.


Kiawah Reef (4KI)
LORAN C-45493.1/60693.6
GPS-32 29.451/080 00.058

2 buoys mark reef, bearing 115/6.5 nm from N. Edisto Inlet buoy "2NE."

North Buoy 32 29.451/080 00.058
South Buoy 32 28.870/080 00.441
300' Hopper Barge 32 29.531/080 00.243
260' Deck Barge 32 29.436/080 00.243
62' Lash Barge 32 29.159/080 00.262
Automobiles 32 29.128/080 00.214
DryDock 32 28.858/080 00.402
100' Deck Barge 32 28.790/080 00.402
100' Pusher Tug 32 28.771/080 00.373
90' Tug (Coppedge) 32 28.858/080 00.301
200' Deck Barge 32 28.749/080 00.104
110' and120' barges 32 28.778/080 00.556
437' Ship (Robison) 32 29.271/080 00.074


Water depth 20-40'.


North Edisto Nearshore
LORAN C-45530.0/60730.0
GPS-32 31.040/080 06.001

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 090/1.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE."

Concrete Structures 32 31.064/080 06.066

Water depth 30'.


Edisto Offshore Reef
LORAN C-45382.7/60692.2
GPS-32 14.958/079 50.545

Unmarked reef, bearing 158/23.5 nm from Stono Inlet.

100' ship(Researcher) 32 14.958/079 50.545
Deckhouse 32 14.925/079 50.355


Water depth 65-70'.


Edisto Forty Reef
LORAN C-45534.3/60815.2
GPS-32 25.318/080 11.734

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 209/6.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE."

Army APCs 32 25.368/080 11.988
Army APCs 32 25.376/080 11.963
concrete rubble 32 25.299/080 11.686


Water depth 45'.


Edisto Sixty Reef
LORAN C-45483.8/60780.0
GPS-32 21.411/080 05.155

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 167/10.5 nm from North Edisto channel buoy "2NE."

330' Ship (Page) 32 21.542/080 05.284
Bridge section 32 21.356/080 05.207
Bridge section 32 21.334/080 05.350
Bridge section 32 21.288/080 05.286
Yarn Racks 32 21.428/080 05.147
264' Ship (YDT-16) 32 21.421/080 05.308


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
LORAN C-45546.1/60968.8
GPS-32 15.421/080 22.465

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 140/5.8 nm from Fripp Inlet.

Concrete Reef Balls 32 15.444/080 22.302
Barge 32 15.408/080 22.407
Barge 32 15.600/080 22.440

Water depth 30-35'.


Hunting Island Reef
LORAN C-45525.2/60965.1
GPS-32 13.055/080 20.494

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 144/8.5 nm from Fripp Inlet.

Barge 32 12.920/080 20.360
Structure 32 13.120/080 20.499
Landing Craft 32 13.120/080 20.497


Water depth 35-50'.


Parris Island Reef
LORAN C-45669.2/61130.5
GPS-32 18.865/080 42.520

1 buoy marks reef, located in Broad River between Parris Island and Daws Island.

40 ft Barge 32 18.868/080 42.537

Water depth 15-40'.


Fish America Reef
LORAN C-45617.8/61179.28
GPS-32 08.449/080 41.439

2 buoys mark reef, bearing 279/5.0 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy ''9''.

Concrete Reef Balls 32 08.357/080 41.424
Concrete Reef Balls 32 08.380/080 41.414


Water depth 5-9'.


Betsy Ross Reef
LORAN C-45504.1/61061.9
GPS-32 03.427/080 24.851

Unmarked single ship, bearing 105/8.4 nm from Port Royal channel entrance buoy "2PR."

430' Liberty Ship 32 03.285/080 24.996
Bridge 32 03.391/080 24.880
Bridge 32 03.387/080 24.846
Bridge 32 03.363/080 24.862
175' Ship (YO-224) 32 03.142/080 25.132


Water depth 90'.


Whitewater Reef
LORAN C-45613.7/61242.2
GPS-32 03.089/080 45.003

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 255/8.5 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR."

60' Lash Barge 32 03.060/080 45.020
Tanks and/or APCs 32 03.074/080 45.096
Tanks and/or APCs 32 03.084/080 45.108

Water depth 30'.


Eagle's Nest Reef
LORAN C-45522.8/61121.3
GPS-32 01.160/080 30.300

1 buoy marks reef, bearing 133/5.5 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR."

Tugboat 32 01.298/080 30.421
Landing Craft 32 01.174/080 30.494
Landing Craft 32 01.424/080 30.578
TIC Units 32 01.128/080 30.274
Tanks and/or APCs 32 01.250/080 30.150
Tanks and/or APCs 32 01.090/080 30.172
Tanks and/or APCs 32 01.073/080 30.173


Water depth 60'.


Hilton Head Reef
LORAN C-45548.1/61178.4
GPS-31 59.948/080 35.928

2 buoys mark reef, bearing 195/5.0 nm from Port Royal sea buoy "2PR."

Boat 32 00.152/080 36.006
200' Barge 31 59.923/080 35.892
50' Barge 31 59.734/080 35.619
100' Barge + tires 32 00.179/080 36.015
Concrete Reef Balls 31 59.774/080 35.909
Concrete Reef Balls 31 59.964/080 36.020
Tanks and/or APCs 31 59.989/080 35.939
Tanks and/or APCs 32 00.008/080 35.831
Tanks and/or APCs 32 00.032/080 35.906


Water depth 38-55'.


WRECKS

General Sherman Wreck
LORAN C-45412.6/59454.8
GPS-33 43.666/078 32.386

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
LORAN C-45343.0/59925.2
GPS-33 01.830/078 55.518

Near Coast Guard buoy WR-2A, bearing 136/14.3 nm from Winyah Bay entrance.
250 steel-hulledferry boat.
Water depth 18-49'.


Fripp Island Drydock Wreck
LORAN C-45566.5/60981.3
GPS-32 17.112/080 24.905

Marked by Coast Guard buoy, bearing 150/3.0 nm from Fripp Inlet.
Steel-hulled drydock section 32 17.079/080 24.967
Water depth 32'.


General Gordon Wreck
LORAN C-45580.7/61096.5
GPS-32 10.115/080 33.225

Marked by 1 buoy, bearing 090/2.0 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy "14."
Gordon Wreck 32 10.124/080 33.225
Water depth 6-18'.
Use caution at low tide.


Gaskins Bank Wreck
LORAN C-45609.8/61200.9
GPS-32 06.010/080 42.185

Wreck is unmarked, bearing 273/5.7 nm from Port Royal Sound channel buoy "5."
Scatteredaccumulation of railroad rails lost by large barge.
Water depth 4-10'.
Use caution at low tide.


Additional Reefs(not on map or described yet)

Will Goldfinch Reef
GPS-33 17.060/078 45.318

175' Ship(YO-225) 33 17.005/078 45.372


Beaufort 45' Reef
GPS-32 07.169/080 29.323

Concrete Reef Balls 32 07.199/080 29.334
Tanks and/or APCs 32 07.148/080 29.288
Tanks and/or APCs 32 07.107/080 29.200
Tanks and/or APCs 32 07.168/080 29.129
Tanks and/or APCs 32 07.202/080 29.193


Georgetown Nearshore Reef
GPS-33 12.200/079 05.220


Wayne Upchurch Reef
GPS-33 08.500/078 50.700

Concrete Structures 33 08.480/078 50.750


Lowcountry Anglers' Reef
GPS-32 34.300/079 55.100