Our Living Seas

Bahamas

WHITE SAND RIDGE

The Sugar Wreck, off the West End of Grand Bahama Island, is a shallow water wreck harboring abundant schools of fish life.  Grunts, snappers, goatfish, angelfish, parrotfish, turtles, and sharks all frequent the structure.  Not much is known about this wreck.  Historically, the 330 foot, four-masted steel sailing vessel sunk during a hurricane about 100 years ago.  The name “Sugar Wreck” comes from the ship having carried a cargo of Molasses and sugar from Central America.  It is one of the best shallow water wrecks, with bountiful sea life, that I have explored.  The beautiful rays of light in the shallow water make it a photographer’s and videographer’s paradise.