Photo: Artificial Reefs Made With Sunken Subway Cars, Navy Ships



An outdated New York City subway car is pushed off a barge about 19 miles (31 kilometers) east of Cape Henlopen, Delaware.

Many states along the mid-Atlantic coast have used such subway cars, along with ships, tugboats, and concrete culverts, to create artificial reefs that serve as beacons for marine life—and recreational fishers.

AP Photo/Roberto Borea


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