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Clamagore is a candidate for a permitted reef site in the clear ocean water near Jupiter Inlet, Florida. When deployed at a depth near 90-feet, the reef will be less than three miles from shore, making this an attractive destination for anglers and scuba divers.
To ensure that natural reefs remain protected, Clamagore will be deployed in an area devoid of any existing reefs. Click on the navigational chart to get an idea of the planned location.
The diesel-powered Clamagore, built in 1945, just after the end of World War II, ran up and down the Atlantic coast from Key West to Charleston and trained sailors to track Soviet nuclear subs. It was retired in 1975 and since 1981 has been docked since at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston.
The museum decided the sub deserved a better fate than a scrapyard and signed a deal last spring with Artificial Reefs International-Clamagore, a subsidiary of Miami-based CRB Geological and Environmental Services, to find a home for it somewhere in the ocean, ARI principal Joe Weatherby said.