Puerto Madryn

Emma shipwreck

The pilot site of Argentina is the shipwreck site of the Emma. It was a two-masted schooner with wooden hull nearly 26 m long and 35 m wide. It was built in 1883 in Maine (USA) and lost in 1947.

It sailed the coasts of Argentinean and Chilean Patagonia and was mainly used as cargo and passenger transport. It was also part of an unsuccessful mission to search for the Endurance (Shackleton’s expedition) lost in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, in 1916.

The remains are located in the Nuevo gulf of Puerto Madryn (Chubut, Argentina). Since its loss in 1947 due to a fire, it was one of the first dive sites in Patagonia in the 1950s, and is now part of the first underwater park in the country.