Quarry Rock Barge aka Yesteryear (Long Beach — 175 fsw)

Quarry Rock Barge aka Yesteryear (Long Beach — 175 fsw)

Background After we did our dive on the UB-88, we moved to another close-by wreck site that has traditionally gone by the name "Yesteryear." If I remember correctly, according to Ray Arntz, the moniker is based upon what fisherman used to call the site. This specific wreck is a bit of a mystery that we [...]

USS Cockatoo (AMc 8) / The Vashon (Catalina — 150 fsw)

USS Cockatoo (AMc 8) / The Vashon (Catalina — 150 fsw)

The Vashon is another wreck on Catalina Island that is very rarely dived and has an interesting history including service in Pearl Harbor as the USS Cockatoo (AMc 8). Background The Vashon is on the "backside" of the island and has an interesting history and some conflicting information in terms of location. When I first [...]