Slobodna Dive Information "Winch Hole"
Site DescriptionThe Winch Hole is one of the most accessible and dived upon sites in the Molasses Reef. The site incorporates many interesting features such as a large 8 foot winch, mast partners, and multiple gears. Many of the components of the Winch Hole are possibly associated with the 1887 wrecking of the Slobodna shipwreck within close proximity of this site.Indiana University is involved in the ongoing survey and assessment of this site. The most recent assessments were in May, 2001. Several Indiana University researchers gathered measurements and photographs of the various wreckage components as well as on selected biological forms. Work is underway to compile a data base including that of a site plan, an underwater photo archive, video documentation, and a comprehensive report.