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Thread: Rusted Big Boat.......just north of the windsurfing area

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    thanks john!!
    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    When I was researching the book on the Antilla and the other one the German submarine attack on Eagle Refinery, that ship cam up in discussions and research. It was an old cable laying ship that was past its prime. It was towed out and sunk. In storms it returned to shore 3 times. After the last time it was decided to leave it there. There are several other sunken wrecks offshore Aruba that don't get much mention. Some interesting stories about them.

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    from my friend who lives and works on aruba (she is not allowed to post due to her job)
    The wreck is the Baboo.
    It was a cable boat that was sunk to be a new snorkel site to relieve traffic at the Antilla.
    Wrong way hurricane Lenny on November 15, 1999 tossed it from the depths to where it sits today.
    It was left there as dragging it back out to deeper water would do too much damage to the reefs.

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    I knew if anyone would have the info, it would be John....
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