off Eller Island. Likely, this vessel is the Kikyo Maru a 274 ton picket boat. roughly 500 yards to the north is another unknown Shipwreck (Meiho Maru).
Appears to be a converted sub-chaser or
large picket boat lying on its starboard side. The ship
is at a steep angle with the bow at 15' and stern at 55'. There are open compartments, and the interior of
the vessel has yielded china, bottles, and a telegraph.
The ship is in poor shape due to intense wave action. A
deck gun is mounted on the stern.
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October 23, 2019