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The Northwind

If you're fan of Mel Fisher and his plights, you might be interested in this wreck, which was originally park of Mel's Fleet. The Northwind was a metal tugboat used by Mel, belonging to Mel Fisher's Treaure salvors Inc., which sank while the group was working on finding the Atocha, Mel's herculean dramatic pursuit of a lifetime. This wreck is certainly very tragic, since it took down Mel's son and daughter-in-law with it, in 1975. They had been anchored, and apparently there was a leak in the bulkhead, and this combined with a malfunctioning fuel valve, caused the vessel to capsize in 40 feet of water. It's located three and a half miles soutwest of the Marquesas.

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