Side Scan Imagery of the MT 6 (Former Ferry Tacoma) in Elliott Bay

Below are two side scan images of the MT 6 resting in 200fsw just of Salty's in Elliott Bay Seattle.  This wood barge is a fun and impressive dive.  Protected from current by its location deep in the bay it can be dove most days regardless of slack timing.  Considerations for this dive include the need for Coast Guard Permission and the fact that the Duwamish River dumps into Elliott Bay very close to this site. 

MT6-1.gifThis scan gives the best representation of the barge's shape.

 

John Sharps of Jaws Marine has an excellent accounting of the MT 6's history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This images was taken aiming the side scan unit down over top of the barge.  Note the flat deck is intact in many areas.