Maritime Heritage Trail

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Maritime Heritage Trail information

Lonely Planet review

The Maritime Heritage Trail takes 'hikers' through one of the only trails of its kind in the USA. If you've ever wanted to explore a sunken ship, this may well be the best opportunity in the country. Six are located within the park grounds; the trail experience involves taking visitors out, by boat, to the site of the wrecks where they can swim and explore among derelict vessels and clouds of fish – there are even waterproof information site cards placed among the ships. Five of the vessels are suited for scuba divers, but one, the Mandalay, a lovely two-masted schooner that sank in 1966, can be accessed by snorkelers.