Cape May-Lewes Ferry sunk for reef project

Photo Courtesy of: Kimberly Mullane / Coleen Marine.

In Delaware, many gathered to see one of the Cape May-Lewes Ferries sink to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as part of a project for Delaware's artificial reef system.

The ship went down at 11:55 AM on the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef which is equidistant from Lewes, Delaware,  Cape May, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says that the vessel, known as the The M/V Twin Capes, retired from it's thousands of trips and will expand and enhance fish habitat while providing opportunities for deep-sea diving.

The ferry made daily trips for 43 years from its Lewes Terminal to the shores of Cape May New Jersey. 

The 2,100 ton ferry was one of the original three vessels of the Delaware River Bay Authority's 1970's fleet.

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