The owner and captain of the new Equator, Nick Trutanich, was
heading back from Central America with a fresh catch of frozen fish early
in the morning. When some 150 yard from the island, the boat struck
a rock and quickly sank in 30' of water. Few remains of the wreck
can be found between 25-40' of water, suggesting the site was thoroughly
salvaged. The most notable part of the wreck--large brass prop and
shaft--came to rest inside a nearby sea cave.