The Trade Wind is a fascinating wreck. Her three masts lie on her port side, there is a square rigging platform in the middle of the fore-deck, much of her cargo is still there, and those are just the first things you notice about her. Take a closer inspection and you will find the location in her starboard side where it is reported the ship Charles Napier tried to mate with her, tearing a sizeable gash and sending the Trade Wind to the bottom otherwise unscathed.Towards the rear is a recessed wheel. Normally placed above deck, this one sits in a hole which must have afforded an awful view of things for docking etc., but allowed for the boom to be lower and sails to be larger. The forward decking is littered with what remains of 200 tons of long, thin railway line line, and some people have reported seeing some of the 1,000 stoves she was carrying.Her stern, in pristine condition, is inspirational. Very squarish and quite large, the stern sits high enough out of the mud that you can see the considerable rudder. It is possible to swim through an entrance at the front of the aft deck and exit at the wheel, but like maNew york wrecks in Lake Erie this one is well filled with silt so penetration would likely lead to greatly reduced visibility.