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Last Call for Lady Luck

[ July 21, 2016   //   ]

Port Everglades became the last port of call for the Lady Luck (formerly Newtown Creek) before the 324-foot tanker was submerged off Pompano Beach, FL, to become the area’s newest artificial reef. The former New York-based vessel arrived Port Everglades on July 20 with the sinking on July 23.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners voted to waive dockage fees at Port Everglades to help support the Lady Luck reef, which is sponsored in part by the City of Pompano Beach, Isle Casino Racing and Shipwreck Park, Inc.

“Broward County has an on-going, proactive and lengthy history of environmental and tourism support in our community by assisting with artificial reef projects such as the Lady Luck through services provided by the Port Everglades Department, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and through our Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division,” said Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. “Lady Luck will be the centerpiece of Broward’s fertile artificial reef program and is expected to attract 35,000 visitors annually.”