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Sculptures Beneath the Sea: Part 1 – Art as Reef or Horseshoe Crab as Wreck

The plan for a new artificial reef was wonderful, and beautifully executed until the very last minute. Artist Chris Wojcik had constructed a 47-foot-long, 25,000-pound concrete sculpture of a horseshoe crab, which was welded to two barges and was to be sunk … Continue reading

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USCG Cutter Mohawk to become Reef off Sanibel Isalnd, FL

The World War II era US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk is scheduled to be  scuttled in 2012, 16 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island, FL in the Gulf of Mexico to serve as an artificial reef. Veteran’s Memorial Reef planned off … Continue reading

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Sink the Ark Royal ?

There have been a book, two movies and one pop song entitled, “Sink the Bismark.”    That is what came to mind when I heard that the Torbay Council’s Harbour Committee is recommending that they sink the Ark Royal.   The … Continue reading

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The Unsinkable HMAS Adelaide: Costs Sink Scuttling?

As difficult as it is to keep ships afloat, sometimes they can be devilishly hard to sink as well.   At least that has been the experience of a group trying to scuttle the decommissioned HMAS Adelaide as an artificial reef and recreational diving site off the central … Continue reading

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Destroyer Arthur W. Radford to become reef off New Jersey coast

Perhaps not a case of swords into plowshares, but at least a destroyer into an artificial reef.  In November, the 535 foot decommissioned Navy destroyer, USS Arthur W. Radford, will sink beneath the waters off Cape May Point to become the longest vessel ever turned … Continue reading

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USS Kittiwake – From Ghost Fleet To Artificial Reef

Old Navy ship set to depart Va. ‘Ghost Fleet’ The federal Maritime Administration is scheduled to tow another ship from Virginia’s so-called “Ghost Fleet.”   A former Navy submarine rescue ship called Kittiwake is set to become the 85th ship to … Continue reading

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