Old Rail Cars Form An Artificial Reef

New Jersey sinks 50 retired Redbird railway cars off Cape May Point to add to an experimental artificial reef.
July 6, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The site, nine miles off Cape May Point, yesterday became the first of five artificial reefs along the New Jersey coast to receive 50 retired subway cars. By fall, the last 250 Redbird cars ever made will have become a playground for declining fish populations, much to the consternation of environmental groups and the delight of fishermen... After nearly a decade of debate, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced in April that it had accepted the subway cars from New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority as part of an eight-year pilot program that will monitor their effect on marine life."

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Published on Saturday, July 5, 2003 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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