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“Our Underwater Desert” In Martin County

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  • 1. Our Underwater Desert
    In Martin County

2. Stuart Sailfish Club1stReef Project in 1972Martin CountyReef Program Since 1978MCAC Reef Fund Organized 2002
3. Total of 61 Reefs
NEW 2009 Map
4. Reef Areas Named for Reeftirees
ALL Members of The Stuart Sailfish Club
DONALDSON. . . Bill Donaldson
Retired mayor and postmaster of Pontiac Michigan from 1954-72
Lead campaigns to build artificial reefs for 13 years
SIROTKIN. . .Captain Al Sirotkin
Al Sirotkin, retired Sea Captain
Encouraged artificial reefs in the deeper waters
ERNST. . .Dr. Edgar Ernst
Retired dentist
In I97I news articles report the hotel plumbing shallow reef, that even today hosts large quantities of bait fish, 3 steel barges & 2 school bus bodies
5. Old Hotel Plumbing The Miss FIT
June 1987
October 1977
6. USS Rankin Evinrude Memorial Reef
7. MCAC REEF FUNDOUR GOAL
OBTAIN SUITABLE VESSELS AND MATERIALS
TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE DEEP WATERS OF MARTIN COUNTY
TO IMPROVE RECREATIONAL FISHING,
THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM.
8. MCAC Members include:
John Burke, President
Dave Powell, VP - Stuart Sailfish Club
Karl Wickstrom, Florida Sportsman Magazine
Joe Lehner, Fisherman Extraordinaire
Curt Croteau, Martin County Anglers Club
Kerry Dillon, Sea Rover Services
9. THE WICKSTROMHeaded for the Sirotkin Reef SiteDeployedJanuary 21, 2003
10. 11. Wickstrom Wheelhouse
12. HBOI
13. BRAGGIN BASH Auction WinnerDr. Barattas Artificial Reef
14. Towers ready on the barge for deployment
15. SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS PROVIDED THE FUNDS FOR DEPLOYMENT
Dr. Bob Baratta SIGHT-SEA-ER
Debbie Schmidt
American Custom Yachts
Bausch American Towers
16. Underwater
Kerry Dillon, Diver Sea Rover Services
17. Reefs Deployed in 2008
six new reefs deployed offshore
Southern Martin County
located midway between
St. Lucie and Jupiter Inlets
Depth 65 feet
18. June11, 13 & 20, 2008
19. 20. 21. 22. 2009 PROJECT
Donated to MCAC Fund
by
American Custom Yachts
TUGBOATBIG AL
23. 69TUGBOAT BIG AL
24. BIG AL - GLASRUD REEF PROJECT

GENERAL CLEANUP- $ 19,000

FUEL & OILY SCALE-$ 11,000

DEPLOYMENT - $ 7,000

TOTAL PROJECT COST- $ 37,000


PROP SALE & NAMING DONATION$ 38,000
25. ON THE FAR LEFT IS GEOFF BEISER THE ENGINEERING MANAGER FOR HARBOR BRANCH WHO ORGANIZES THE WORK AND THE DONATION TO OUR FUND. HE GREW UP IN THE BAHAMAS WHILE I WAS THERE FOR 14 YEARS AND I KNEW HIS FATHER WELL. WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER ON EACH OF THE 11 SIGNS THAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US. THE YOUNG LADY IS THE DRAFTSPERSON WHO WORKS ON OUR SIGNS . THE OTHER 2 GUYS I DON'T HAVE NAMES FOR, BUT THEY ARE THE WELDER AND PAINTER. FOR HARBOR BRANCH.
26. 69 BIG AL- GLASRUD REEF
42VERTICAL PROFILE
27. MCAC ARTIFICIAL REEF FUND
ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT
EVERY YEAR IN JULY
SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS
TOFUTURE OR EXISTING ARTIFICAL REEFS
DONATIONS
ALL FUNDS ARE FOR
ARTIFICIAL REEF ACTIVITIES
28. 1st Place Kingfish Award
The Conigiaro Family on The Fuelish
29. GLASRUD REEF
30. 7
Clear Goal
Winning Strategies
Volunteers
Its a Business
Partners
Execute to High Standard
Have FUN