The shipwreck of The General was discovered and dived by Bill Zanke, Richard Jack, Jeanna Edgerton and Brian Wiederspan in January 2015.
Named in honor of the ship’s owner, Major General Howard S. McGee, McGee was affectionately known as “The General” by the neighborhood locals.
A friend of Brian’s who grew up as a small boy in the neighborhood reminisced “He was the patriarch of our neighborhood and helped rebuild multiple bulkheads in the adjacent neighborhood, when doing such things was allowed….”
An avid recreational diver, McGee sank the ship, a 200’ long x 35’ wide converted pile driving scow, in the late 1960’s to serve as a crab and fish habitat. However, the ship came to rest much deeper than planned, as the wreck now sits perfectly upright in 180fsw.
General McGee would be happy to know that life is abundant on his project, as populations of rockfish, large ling cod and anemone have taken residence.
We continue to conduct exploration and survey dives on this newly discovered gem, both exterior and penetration dives. Exploration updates, photos and full length video to come.
04/19/15 - PENETRATION & SURVEY
Team - Richard, Jeanna & Brian
Interior exploration and external survey/measurement
Max Depth: 168fsw
04/14/15 - PENETRATION & SURVEY
Team 1 - Richard, Brian - Penetration & stern survey
Max Depth - 182fsw
Team 2 - Bill, Jeanna - Survey & documentation
Max Depth - 170fsw
THE GENERAL | TEASER