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The British ship SS Carnatic hit a reef and sank in 1869 with 40,000 British Pounds in gold along with trade goods headed
for India. Rumor has it, that only 75% of the gold was recovered. It was equipped with both sails and a steam engine.
The bow
Beams that once
supported a wooden deck.
The bow from the inside.
The open interior is home to a large school of Sea Sweepers and Glass Fish.
Left, broken wine bottles on the Carnatic.
Right, Two ships carrying Italian floor
tiles crashed into the same reef
nearly at the same time, 1981, and no
one is sure which this is. It is either
the Crisoula K, or the Marcus.

Most just call it "The Tile Wreck".
The wheel house and upper deck.
The prop at the stern.
A drill press and lathe in the machine shop.
Bundles of tile.
More tiles
Lots of tiles.
An oven in the galley.
These last two photos are in the engine room.
Marine life around the Tile Wreck include, left to right, a Blue Spotted Sting Ray, an Octopus, a Bur Fish and a Flat Worm.
The Spanish Dancer is a large nudibranch, more than 12 inches, and gets its name from the undulating way of swimming.
The Giannis D, (Ghannis D), lies next to the tile wreck, sinking in April of 1983.
A large 'D' can be seen on the stack, left.
The Giannis D lies on its side and a large portion of it is open with little damage from colliding with the reef.
The huge diesel engine is completely intact.
These valve springs are about 4 inches across,
and the rocker arms are 16 inches or more.
Pipes and valves.
The mast sticking out into the blue.
Looking back down the mast to the deck.
Along the deck.
A little Pipe Fish living in the wreck.
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