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SS Copenhagen State Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The wreck of the SS Copenhagen lies in 15- to 30-foot depths just outside the second reef on the Pompano Ledge, 3.6 miles south of Hillsboro Inlet. The 325-foot-long steamer's final voyage, from Philadelphia bound for Havana, began May 20, 1900, ending six days later when the captain—attempting to avoid gulf currents—crashed onto a reef off what's now Pompano Beach. In 2000, the missing bow section was identified a half mile to the south. The wreck, a haven for colorful fish and corals and a magnet for skin and scuba divers, became Florida's fifth Underwater Archaeological Preserve in 1994, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Outfitters such as Dixie Divers in Deerfield Beach offer regualr trips to the wreck site. Pompano Beach, FL.
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