Originally Posted by Marin
If there was no interest in preserving her, I would have thought the state would at least have considered sinking her as fish habitat/dive wreck as has been done with several vessels here and in BC.
I do a fair amount of reef building work off MD. The cost of cleaning a vessel such as that to meet EPA and CG standards would be huge. Between the value of scrap steel, the high cost of cleaning, and the lack of funds available from federal, state, and private sources, ships to reefs has all but ended. It's far more economical for our foundation to buy scrap concrete (failed castings, culvert pipe, etc,), and the occasional clean barge than fund huge cleaning projects.