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It’s always fascinating to watch a boat sink…

On Monday, a contractor for the Delaware State Division of Fish and Wildlife sank the 200-foot cruise ship American Glory about 15 nautical miles off Indian River Inlet, adding another hull to the growing string of artificial reefs off Delaware.

Delaware has more than a dozen permitted artificial reef sites within Delaware Bay and along the coast, and its state government actively promotes reefing defunct ships and other usable debris. Artificial reefs provide recreational opportunities for divers and habitat for fish, including desirable species like seabass, striped bass and bluefish. Delaware’s well-known Redbird Reef is home to more than 700 defunct New York City subway cars, making it a favorite attraction. Watch video here.