Wreck Diving in Key Largo with Sail Fish Scuba
Built by Campbell and Co. in 1881, the Scottish steamship Acorn, collided with Elbow Reef on February 8, 1885. Heavy seas for 10 days afterwards prevented any salvage effort and thoroughly smashed the steel-hulled ship on the reef, turning it 180 degrees in the process.
Acorn Wreck Dive Site Description
The Acorn was 165 feet long and carried general merchandise, such as grain, lard and oil. It was identified in 2017 by archeologists directing a team of volunteers under the auspices of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.