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OUR READERS WRITE: Underwater graveyard story was an interesting read

OUR READERS WRITE: Underwater graveyard story was an interesting read

I’ve been diving in La Jolla for over 17 years and reading Corey Levitan’s Dec. 21 piece on the Bottom Scratchers was the first I had heard of this underwater “graveyard” (actually stone memorials) for the founding members. You might be interested to know that on the Yukon (the 366-foot-long Canadian warship purchased by the City of San Diego and sunk off of Mission Beach in 2000), there are two memorial plaques for a couple of San Diego divers.

The first is a nicely engraved bronze memorial to diving instructor Steve Donathan, who died inside the Yukon in 2005, and the second is a carved head likeness of one of the divers who helped prepare the Yukon for sinking in 2000. Both...

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