This Cape May Lewes Ferry vessel is finding new purpose as an artificial reef for fish and explorers at the bottom of the sea. 

By 2018, wave goodbye to the MV Twin Capes vessel! According to NJ.com, the vessel was sold to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for $200,000 to be used as part of an artificial reef.

In the meantime, the Twin Capes vessel is in Virginia docked awaiting its sinking day into the Del-Jersey-Land artificial reef, located 26 miles off the Delaware and New Jersey coast.

 

 

 

At first the headline shocked me, because I thought this meant we would no longer have the Cape May Lewes Ferry! But, don't despair -there are three other vessels still in operation.

Unfortunately the vessel was costing more to keep than to maintain. But, at least now the Delaware River and Bay Authority can use its $230,000 worth of equipment and technology.

 

 

Not bad at all! I hope the fish enjoy their new habitat, and can't wait to see if they're offering dives into the water to check out the reef.

Read the full story from NJ.com and Bon Voyage MV Twin Capes!


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