JUNE 16, 2018 - NEW JERSEY & DELAWARE REPURPOSE THE SECOND LARGEST WRECK TO BE SUNK IN THE REGION - GPS #'S HERE

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JUNE 16, 2018 - NEW JERSEY & DELAWARE REPURPOSE THE SECOND LARGEST WRECK TO BE SUNK IN THE REGION - GPS #'S HERE

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:09 pm

I was just thinking if New York could ever pull this off and put one down this size between the Big V and the Big C....

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It should be easy to find a 320 foot long obstruction within this grid...

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There is also two pretty neat videos on the scuttling:

Sinking MV Twin Capes - Cape May Ferry


Drone captures dramatic sinking of the Cape May-Lewes ferry


One thing which I found surprising was noted in the PRESS of ATLANTIC CITY: - Luxurious Twin Capes ferry sunk for artificial reef; by MICHELLE BRUNETTI

The Twin Capes was the biggest and most expensive of the Cape May-Lewes fleet, with a full restaurant, a food court and two plush bars. A DRBA spokesman said at the time that the goal was to make it “like a cruise ship” and “one of the premier ferry vessels in the nation.”

But after the ferry system lost its right to serve prepared food, due to poor sanitation in 2000, the restaurants were closed.
The DRBA said the Twin Capes cost more to operate, and required a crew of 17 rather than the 12 that staff the average ferry. It also used more fuel than the other three ferries with every 17-mile crossing over the Delaware Bay.

So it put the ship up for sale years ago, but it failed to draw interest on the commercial market.


This should draw a good amount of mid-range wreck fishing and diving interest over the coming years as this A.R. continues to expand. You can read the full article at the above link posted, and I do hope this A.R. program continues to enhance fishing possibilities in that area.
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Re: JUNE 16, 2018 - NEW JERSEY & DELAWARE REPURPOSE THE SECOND LARGEST WRECK TO BE SUNK IN THE REGION - GPS #'S HERE

Postby JTHUNDER107 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 am

Hopefully NY could get projects like this in the future....
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Re: JUNE 16, 2018 - NEW JERSEY & DELAWARE REPURPOSE THE SECOND LARGEST WRECK TO BE SUNK IN THE REGION - GPS #'S HERE

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 am

by JTHUNDER107 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:32 am

Hopefully NY could get projects like this in the future....


Wishful thinking.....

The issue has been when we look at the NYS A.R. program in filing permits to create NEW A.R. footprints off the shores of Long Island. So far.....all pillow-talk, little more as you have sen with how the last re-purposing project was done....RUSHED and dump it upon existing A.R. footprints.

New Jersey as well as the states of Maryland and Delaware have been leaders in creating more fishing opportunities, and does not "twiddle one's thumbs" in not only creating, but obtaining various A.R. materials, whether construction debris or various vessels.

Now would you think that those in the A.R. program.....in the once Empire State, could put one of these together for the fishing public? It is not the Manhattan Project here...it's having some concern and initiative to make a guide such as the one found here:

NEW JERSEY A.R. REEF GUIDE
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Postby JTHUNDER107 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:59 am

Thats a great link Steve... Amazing NJ made reefs with 'drift fishing' in mind.
Hopefully NY will start to get the picture....
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Postby MisterX » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:33 am

Between all the old subway cars and decommissioned Staten Island Ferries, we should have the most expansive reefs on the coast! Instead, we are willing donors to other states!

Plenty of room for windmills along the coast but not anything that would actually benefit the average guy!!!!
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