New York subway cars find new life on ocean floor

Breaking News

After four decades carrying
millions of New Yorkers, 44 of the city's subway cars
are now home to millions of fish.

The worn-out cars were dumped on Friday into the
Atlantic Ocean, 21 miles off the Maryland coast, to
create an artificial reef, designed to attract fish
for the state's lucrative sport-fishing industry.

"These reefs provide quality habitat for marine life
off our coast which benefits not only the environment
but also local businesses," said Ocean City Mayor Rick

The 18-ton stainless steel cars -- minus wheels,
windows and doors -- were stacked two-high on a barge
where a bucket crane with a specially designed
hydraulic lift picked them up one by one and dropped
them into 90 feet of water.
Read entire article at Yahoo News

comments powered by Disqus