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R/V Jane Yarn Sinks off Georgia Coast

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Uploaded on Aug 23, 2007

ANSWERS TO COMMENTS: the tow rope was used to tow the boat out to the site about 15 miles offshore (you can't intentionally sink a boat with a working engine on it). NO ONE DIED. The boat was thoroughly cleaned over the course of more than a year before it was sunk, to make sure it conformed to government standards. It is now home ot thousands of fish.
* * * * On Thursday, August 24, 2007, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources intentionally sank the aging research vessel Jane Yarn to create an artificial reef. The Yarn, named for the late environmental pioneer Jane Hurt Yarn, served since 1998 as the primary research vessel for Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the Georgia coast. This new use for the ship honors Jane Yarn's commitment to the Georgia coast, and a plaque affixed to the new artifical reef bears her name.

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