Wreckage of the Lizzie D


The tugboat Lizzie D left New York Harbor on October 19, 1922, presumably to assist a distressed schooner. But the ship soon signaled for help and vanished in a heavy storm. Speculation that the Lizzie D carried a load of illegal liquor before it sank was confirmed in 1977 when divers located the wrecked ship under 80 feet of water about 15 miles off the coast of Long Island. Divers found crates with hundreds of bottles of Kentucky bourbon, Scotch whisky and Canadian rye whisky. This 300-gallon fish tank is inspired by images of the sunken Lizzie D resting on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.