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Sailboat Becomes Part of Treasure Island II Reef

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A 40-foot, steel-hull sailboat has been added to the Treasure Island II reef. The sailboat was donated by a local non-profit group, Fishbuilders Foundation Inc., and placed in 100 feet of water on April 3.

This new addition to the reef is sitting upright on the bottom and will enhance the site as a diving and fishing destination. The reef is located 26.6 nautical miles west of John’s Pass (Latitude 27°41.757', Longitude 83°17.520').

The Treasure Island II reef was established in January 2004 and is home to three other marine vessels: an 85 foot steel-hull shrimp boat, a 42 foot Ferro-cement sailboat and a 50 foot trawler sunk in July 2009.

The Pinellas County Division of Solid Waste maintains 14 reef sites, 3 to 38 miles offshore. One is located in Tampa Bay north of The Pier in St. Petersburg with the remaining reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

» List of all Pinellas County Reefs, with location of each and composition.

» View a map showing the location of Pinellas County reefs

Additional Contact Information

Artificial Reef Program,, Pinellas County Utilities