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Several wrecks are located on or in the vicinity of Kure Atoll. The largest wreck is located in the northwest corner. It is of a Taiwanese vessel of 10,000 tonnes, running on the reef in 1980. Some of Hawaii’s oldest known shipwrecks, such as the USS Saginaw (1870) and what may be the whale ship Parker (1842) lie undisturbed at Kure Atoll. A more recent wreck is that of the fishing vessel Paradise Queen. Kure is a low and inconspicuous feature, only unreliably located by historic charts of the past, a submerged and often unseen hazard.

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