Vamar (HM1EFI)

Location: Mexico Beach, FL 32456 Bay County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.211', W 85° 25.683'

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(formerly Eleanor Bolling)

Built in 1919 for the British Navy, this 170-foot steamer originally was christened Kilmarnock. Admiral Richard E. Byrd purchased the ship for use in his Antarctic expedition of 1928-30 and renamed her Eleanor Bolling in honor of his mother.

Sold to a lumber company and again renamed, Vamar sank here under mysterious circumstances in 1942.

State Underwater Archaeological Preserve
A Florida Heritage Site
Placed ByState Underwater Archaeological Preserve
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 651691 N 3314673
Decimal Degrees29.95351667, -85.42805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.211', W 85° 25.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 12.66" N, 85° 25' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Canal Pkwy, Mexico Beach FL 32456, US
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