Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park. Erl King was a 306 foot, iron-hulled, three-masted steamer built by A. and J. Inglis Shipbuilders and Engineers of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1865. She fatally ran aground in 1891. The outline of Erl King’s hull and the remains of its cargo can now be seen in 18 feet of water on Long Reef. All that remains of its cargo are cylindrical-shaped concrete objects that were once wooden barrels filled with dry concrete mix.
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Biscayne National Park (National Geographic)
A Brief Timeline of Florida History (Florida Department of State)
History of Florida (Wikipedia)
Maritime Heritage Trail, Biscayne National Park (National Park Service)
SS Erl King (1865) (Wikipedia)