Gary Gentile Productions

Popular Dive Guide Series

Gary Gentile's Popular Dive Guide Series is essential reference material for every avid wreck diver's personal library. Each volume contains 100s of GPS and LORAN coordinates and descriptions of the wrecks.

Each volume is full of fascinating narratives of triumph and tragedy, of heroism and disgrace, of human nature at its best and its basest. These books are not about wood and steel, but about flesh and blood, for every shipwreck saga is a human story. Ships may founder, run aground, burn, collide with other vessels, or be torpedoed by a German U-boat. In every case, however, what is emphatically important is what happened to the people who became victims of casualty: how they survived, how they died.

For each of the wrecks covered, a statistical sidebar provides basic information such as the dates of construction and loss, previous names (if any), tonnage and dimensions, builder and owner (at time of loss), port of registry, type of vessel and how propelled, cause of sinking, location (GPS and/or loran coordinates if known), and depth. In most cases, an historical photograph or illustration of the ship leads the text. Throughout the book is scattered a selection of additional photographs. Also included are descriptions of the wrecks as they appear on the bottom.

At the end of each volume is a bibliography of suggested reading, and a list of GPS and loran numbers of wrecks in and adjacent to the area covered.

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Shipwrecks of Maine and New Hampshire

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire.

For each of the wrecks covered, a statistical sidebar provides basic information such as the dates of construction and loss, previous names (if any), tonnage and dimensions, builder and owner (at time of loss), port of registry, type of vessel and how propelled, cause of sinking, location (GPS and/or loran coordinates if known), and depth. In most cases, an historical photograph or illustration of the ship leads the text. Throughout the book is scattered a selection of additional photographs.

Each volume is full of fascinating narratives of triumph and tragedy, of heroism and disgrace, of human nature at its best and its basest. These books are not about wood and steel, but about flesh and blood, for every shipwreck saga is a human story. Ships may founder, run aground, burn, collide with other vessels, or be torpedoed by a German U-boat. In every case, however, what is emphatically important is what happened to the people who became victims of casualty: how they survived, how they died.

Also included are descriptions of the wrecks as they appear on the bottom.

At the end of this volume is a bibliography of suggested reading, and a list of GPS and loran numbers of wrecks in and adjacent to the area covered.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of Maine and New Hampshire are:

Maine: Alice E. Clark, Amaretto, Anne C. Maguire (alias Golden State and Annie C. Maguire), Annie L. Henderson, Bay State, Bohemian, Cambridge, City of Portland, Cora F. Cressy, Cornwallis, D. T. Sheridan, Eagle 56, Edna M. McKnight, Edward J. Lawrence, Empire Knight, F. C. Pendleton, Gardiner G. Deering, Georgetown, Georgia, Hartwelson, Helen B. Crosby, Hesper, Luther Little, Howard W. Middleton, Irvington, Jessica Ann, Joseph S. Zeman, Mary F. Barrett, North America, Nottingham, Oakey L. Alexander, Polias, Royal Tar, S-21, Sagamore, Susan P. Thurlow, Wandby, Washington B. Thomas, W. G. Butman.

New Hampshire: Camilla May Page, Mary A. Brown, New England, Number 3666, O-9, Pythian, Samuel J. Goucher, Wild Cat. Offshore: Cherokee, Gulf Stream, Marine Merchant, Novadoc, Port Nicholson, Robert & Richard, Dornfontein, William H. Machen.

ISBN 978-1-883056-52-0 softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 220 pages, 4 color photos 126 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of Massachusetts: North

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of Massachusetts, north of Cape Cod. Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of Massachusetts: North are:

Massachusetts Bay: Albert Gallatin, Alice M. Colburn, Alma E. A. Holmes, Baleen, Brenton Reef, Charles S. Haight, Chelsea, Chester A. Poling, City of Salisbury, Delaware / Daniel I. Tenney, Granite State (New Hampshire), Herbert, James M. Hudson, Kenwood, Kiowa, Lieut. Sam Mengel, Mohave, Monohansett, Northern Voyager, Pinthis, Romance, Talisman, W. A. Marshall, Winsor, YF-415, YMS-14.

Massachusetts Bay (Scuttled Wrecks): City of Rockland, Coyote, Eagle 42, King Philip, Massasoit, Moritz, Reliance, Snetind, Southland, Van. The Stellwagen Bank Robbery:Frank A. Palmer, Josephine Marie, Louise B. Crary, Paul Palmer, Pentagoet, Portland. Cape Cod Bay: Henry Endicott, James Longstreet, Mars, Wathen / Pottstown. East of Cape Cod: Asa H. Purvere, Jason, Perth Amboy barges (Lansford, Number 403, Number 740, Number 766), Sparrow Hawk. Miscellaneous Shipwrecks: Catherine Marie, Colbrook, Crane Wreck, Pug Wreck, Barge Bone Yard (50/50 Barge, Shore Barge, Topless Barge, Turtle Barge,Twin Barges).

ISBN 1-883056-30-6 softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages 28 color photos, 80 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of Massachusetts: South

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of Massachusetts, south of Cape Cod. Wrecks covered in this volume include:

Buzzard Bay: Angela, Colonel William B. Cowin, Hilda Garston, St.Francis, Wanderer, Yankee.

Vineyard Sound: Ardandhu, City of Columbus, Fairfax, Herman Winter, John Dwight, John Paul, Ruth E. Merrill, Sagamore, Seaconnet, Triana, Trojan, Vineyard Sound, YSD-56.

Nantucket Sound: Alice M. Lawrence, Alva, Aransas, Dixie Sword, Edward E. Briry, Horatio Hall, Kershaw, Lackawanna, Pendleton, Perkiomen, Port Hunter, West Virginia, Weybosset, Wyoming.

Offshore: Fort Mercer, Nantucket, North American, Oregon, Pan-Pennsylvania, Regal Sword, Relief, Republic, Sebastian, U-550.

Special Report: October 8, 1916, Depredations of the U-53: Blommersdijk, Chr. Knudsen, Stephano, Strathdene, West Point.

ISBN 1-883056-21-7, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 224 pages, 21 color photos, 89 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of Rhode Island and Connecticut

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Wrecks covered are:

Rhode Island (Mainland): Addie M. Anderson, Belleville, Black Point, Cape Fear, Empire State, G-1, Harry Knowlton, L-8, Lake Crystal, Larchmont, Llewellyn Howland, Lydia Skolfield, Mary Arnold/Progress, Metis, Onondaga, Rhode Island, Water Witch.

Rhode Island (Block Island): Achilles, Bass, Essex, Grecian, Jennie R. Dubois, Leyden, Lightburne, Meteor, Montana, Puszta, Spartan, U-853.

Rhode Island (Offshore): Norness, Spikefish, Suffolk.

Connecticut: Cornfield Point, G-2, James Sheridan, Lake Hemlock, Myronus, Poling Bros. No. 2, S. E. Spring, T. A. Scott, Jr., Thames, Volund, Washington. 

Honorable Mentions: Miscellaneous Vessels Section: Annapolis, B 101, Benj. F. Packard, Boiler Wreck, Dixon Chemicals, Explorer, George W. Humphrey, Hercules, Heroine, Idene, Miss Jennifer, Monhegan, Mount Hope, Neptune II, P. T. Teti, Samson, Taro, Troydon, William Maloney.

ISBN 0-9621453-14-4, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 27 color photos, 89 black & white photos, $20

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Shipwrecks of New York

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of New York: the south shore of Long Island and the Long Island Sound (but not Lakes Erie and Ontario).

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of New York are: Acara, Atlantic, Black Warrior, Bronx Queen, Capitol City, Circassian, Coimbra, Commodore, Culloden, Drumelzier, Finance, Franklin, Gate City, Glen Island, Gluckauf, Great Western, Hussar, Hylton Castle, Iberia, John C. Fitzpatrick, Kenosha, Lexington, Maiden Creek, Maine, Malden, Miles M. Merry, Mistletoe, Ohio,Olinda, Oregon, Peter Rickmers, Princess Anne, Roda, Sommerstad, Sub Chaser 209, Tarantula, Turner, William C. Carnegie, and Yonkers.

ISBN 1-883056-04-7 softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 39 color photos, 79 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of New Jersey: North

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the northern geographical coast of New Jersey: from Sandy Hook to Manasquan Inlet.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of New Jersey: North are: Adonis, Alvena, Antioch, Arundo, Ayuruoca, Balaena, Brunette, Catamount, Choapa, Coastwise, Continent, Daghestan, Delaware, Ella Warley, Fort Victoria, Ioannis P. Goulandris, Lizzie D., Macedonia, Malta, Manasquan Wreck (Amity), Mohawk (Revenue Cutter), New Era, Pentland Firth, Pinta, Pliny, Relief, Rjukan, Rusland, Sandy Hook, Scotland, Stolt Dagali, Sub Chaser 60, Thurmond, Western World, Yankee.

ISBN 1-883056-08-X, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 224 pages, 28 color photos, 56 black & white photos, 8 range drawings, 3 site plans, $20.

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Shipwrecks of New Jersey: Central

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the central geographical coast of New Jersey: from Manasquan Inlet to Egg Harbor Inlet, just north of Atlantic City.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of New Jersey: Central are: A.G. Ropes/Undaunted, Akron, Ayrshire, Bidevind, Chaparra, Charlemagne Tower, Jr., Cornelius Grinnell, Cornelius Hargraves, Corvallis, Creole, Durley Chine, Fortuna, Francis Perkins, Francis Wright, Great Isaac, Guadalupe, Gulftrade, Helen, John Minturn, Lana Carol, Lillian, Maurice Tracy, Meta, Mohawk (Clyde Liner), New York, Park City, Persephone, Remedios Pascual, R.P. Resor, San Saba, Starlight, Sumner, Texas Tower #4, Thomas Hebert, Tillie, Tolten, U-869, Vizcaya, ZPG-3W.

ISBN 1-883056-09-8, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 54 color photos, 92 black & white photos, 2 land-range drawings, 3 site plans, $20.

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Shipwrecks of New Jersey: South

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the south geographical coast of New Jersey: from Egg Harbor Inlet (just north of Atlantic City) to the Delaware border (which bisects the approaches to the Delaware Bay).

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of New Jersey: South are: Admiral Dupont, Almirante, American, Astra, Atlantus, Azua, Brian C, Carolina, Cassandra, Cayru, Champion, Charles Morand, City of Athens, Dorothy B. Barrett, Edward H. Cole, Eugene F. Moran, Florida, George R. Skolfield, Gulf Stream, Harry Conrad, Huntsville, Isabel B. Wiley, Jacob M. Haskell, Jewess, J.W. Hawkins, Kennebec, Lake Frampton, Lemuel Burrows, Maryland (General Slocum), Montgomery, Nuphar, Oklahoma, Patrice McAllister, Pocahontas, Powhattan, Ranald, Right Arm, Rio Tercero, San Jose, Sindia, Texel, Varanger, William B.Diggs, Winneconne, YP-387, and a Special Report on June 2, 1918: Black Sunday and the U-151.

ISBN 1-883056-10-1, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 224 pages, 50 color photos, 111 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of Delaware and Maryland - 2002 Edition

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coasts of Delaware and Maryland.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of Delaware and Maryland (2002 Edition) are: DELAWARE: Asenath A. Shaw, B.F. Macomber, Brinkburn (and Siam), Brooklyn, Cherokee, China Wreck, City of Georgetown, Cleopatra, Crystal Wave, De Braak, Elizabeth Palmer, Faithful Steward, Gypsum Prince, Hvoslef, India Arrow, Jacob Jones, John R. Williams, King Cobra, Misty Blue, Mohawk, Moonstone, New Orleans, Nina, Northern Pacific, Poseidon, S-5, Sarah W. Lawrence, Singleton Palmer, Southern Sword, Sutton, and Thomas Tracy MARYLAND: African Queen, Blenny, Galga, Gordon C. Cooke, Manhattan, Muff Diver, Oklahoma, Saetia, San Gil, Solvang, St. Augustine, Washingtonian, and W.L. Steed. Plus there are two bonus sections: one on Unidentified Wrecks, and one on Artificial Wrecks.

ISBN 1-883056-11-X softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 81 color photos, 87 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland Waters

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Wrecks covered in this volume include: Alum Chine, American Mariner (target ship), Benjamin O. Colonna, Columbia, Columbus, Dragonet (American submarine), Express, Favorite, General J.A. Dumont, Hannibal, Herbert D. Maxwell, Levin J. Marvel, Mary A. DeKnight, Medora, Nelly White, New Jersey, S-49 (American submarine), Three Rivers, Tulip (Civil War gunboat), U-1105 (German U-boat), Wawaset, and Wilson Small.

Also included is a special section about shipwrecks in Curtis Bay and Mallows Bay.

ISBN 978-1-883056-46-9, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 204 pages, 3 color photos, 96 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Waters

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Waters are: Annie, Brazil, Charon (Revolutionary War gunboat), Chilore, City of Annapolis, Cumberland and Congress (from the Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads), Diamond Shoals, Dorothy, Edward R. Baird, Jr., Florida (Confederate raider), Julia Luckenbach, Katahdin, Lorraine, Louisiana, Monmouth, Nellie Pentz, North Carolina, Pilot, Texas/San Marcos (battleship), Virginia (ex-Merrimack), West Point, William Donnelly, and Wm. D. Sanner. Also included is a special section about shipwrecks in Dutch Gap and Kiptopeke State Park.

ISBN 978-1-883056-45-2, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 204 pages, 3 color photos, 111 black & white photos, 4 maps, $20.

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Shipwrecks of Virginia

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of Virginia, including some wrecks in the lower Chesapeake Bay.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of Virginia are: Anglo African, Brazil, Chilore, China Arrow, City of Annapolis, Clythia, Cuyahoga, David H. Atwater, Dorothy, Edward Luckenbach, Edward R. Baird Jr., Eidsvold, Ethel C., Eureka, Francis E. Powell, Hattie Dunn, John Morgan, Julia Luckenbach, Juno, Kingston Ceylonite, Lillian Luckenbach, Louisiana, Madrugada, Marine Electric, Menominee, Merida, Monroe, O.B. Jennings, Ocean Venture, Olinda, Santore, Spring Chicken, Texas/San Marcos, Tiger, Vestris, Washington, Wm.D. Sanner, Winthrop, and a Special Report on the 1921 Billy Mitchell sinkings of ex-German warships off the Virginia Capes: U-111, U-117, U-140, UB-148, G-102, S-132, V-43, Frankfurt, and Ostfriesland.

ISBN 0-9621453-3-5 softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 216 pages, 57 color photos, 116 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of North Carolina: From Diamond Shoals North

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of North Carolina from the Diamond Shoals north to the Virginia border.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of North Carolina: from the Diamond Shoals North are: Australia, Bedloe/Jackson, Brewster, Buarque, Byron D. Benson, Carl Gerhard, Carroll A. Deering, Chenango, Ciltvaira, City of Atlanta, Consols, Diamond Shoals, Empire Gem, Empire Thrush, Equipoise, Glanayron, Harpathian, Hesperides, Huron, Kassandra Louloudis, Kyzickes, Lancing, Liberator, Magnolia, Marore, Merak, Metropolis, Mirlo, Mormackite, New Jersey/Virginia, Norlavore, Northeastern, Norvana, Oriental, Palestro, Pocahontas, San Delfino, Strathairly, U-85, U-701, Venore, Veturia, Virginia, Wetherby, William Rockefellar, and YP-389.

ISBN 0-9621453-7-8 softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 240 pages, 64 color photos, 118 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of North Carolina: from Hatteras Inlet South

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coast of North Carolina from Hatteras Inlet south to the South Carolina border.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of North Carolina: from Hatteras Inlet South are: Alliance, Ario, Ariosto, Arroyo, Ashkhabad, Atlas, Bedfordshire, British Splendour, Caribsea, Cassimir, Cibao, City of Houston, City of New York, Dixie Arrow, Ea, E.M. Clark, Esso Nashville, F.W. Abrams, George Weems, Home, Isle of Iona, John D. Gill, Keshena, Malchace, Manuela, Miget, Mount Dirfys, Naeco, Nevada, Normannia, Panam, Papoose, Peterhoff, Portland, Proteus, Pulaski, Raritan, Schurz, Senateur Duhamel, Suloide, Tamaulipas, Tarpon, Thistleroy, U-352, Virginius, and W.E. Hutton..

ISBN 0-9621453-5-1 softcover with color covers 6 x 9 vertical, 232 pages, 75 color photos, 84 black & white photos, $20.

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Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia

As suggested by the title and series name, this volume covers the most well-known wrecks sunk off the geographical coasts of South Carolina and Georgia.

Wrecks covered in Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia are:

South Carolina: City of Richmond, City of Savannah, F.J. Luckenbach, Frederick W. Day, Fred W. Chase, Freeda A. Willey, General Gordon, George MacDonald, Governor, Hebe, Hector, Madgie, Minnehaha, North Carolina, Osceola, Overbrook, Peerless, Percy Thomson, Raleigh, Robert B. Howlett, Runa, Sandusky, Sherman, Southern Districts, Southern Isles, St. Cathan, Suwanee, Tennessee, United States, William Lawrence.

Georgia: Barnstable, Bavaria, Esparta, Esso Gettysburg, Evening Star, Mielero, North America, and Republic.

Also included are special sections on Unidentified Wrecks and Artificial Wrecks.

ISBN 1-883056-12-8, softcover with color covers, 6 x 9 vertical, 216 pages 48 color photos, 51 black & white photos, 2 site plans, $20.

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