The Wreck of the Rhone and Cooper Island

We did some light provisioning in the morning, then set off for a fabulous sail across the Sir Francis Drake channel to visit the wreck of the RMS Rhone. The RMS Rhone was a UK Royal Mail ship that was lost in a hurricane on October 29, 1867 killing 123 people. Sitting on the bottom in ~75′ of water, she now makes for a spectacular SCUBA dive. There was a bit of a current so Deana and I weren’t able to spend as much time exploring as we would have liked to. Still it was a wonderful dive.

After the dive we grabbed a mooring ball at Cooper Island for the evening.