Martin County, Florida   Artificial Reef Program Past to Present
Martin County, Florida   The Past to The Present  of our Artificial Reef Program
1970’s  Martin County Artificial Reef Map
Martin County 1986 Map 1986  Martin County Artificial Reef Map
Lady Stuart Fund Raiser Fishing Trip “ Lady Stuart” Fundraising October 1986
Lady Stuart Cartoon October 1986 Lady Stuart Cartoon October 1986
Total of 61 Reefs NEW 2009 Map
Reef Areas Named for the  Original Past “Reeftirees” Donaldson Bill Donaldson,  mayor and postmaster of Pontiac Michigan f...
Donaldson’s Tires & Toilets Reef October 1977 Auto & Truck Tires & Old Hotel Plumbing
 
Bill Donaldson called it "Martin' County‘s welcome mat" for migrating sport fish. " June 1987
USS Rankin Evinrude Memorial Reef
St. Lucie & Martin Counties working together
Awards Commissioners & Volunteers
29 Reefs Deployed 2000 to 2007 29 Reefs Deployed  2000  to  2007
 
Martin County’s  Artificial Reef Program & MCAC Reef Fund, Inc.
“ Our Underwater Desert” The Ocean Floor FISH HOTELS IN THE DESERT
OUR GOAL <ul><li>OBTAIN SUITABLE VESSELS OR MATERIALS  </li></ul><ul><li>TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE DEEP WATERS OF MA...
MCAC Members include: <ul><li>John Burke, President </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Powell, VP - Stuart Sailfish Club </li></ul><ul...
29 Reefs Deployed 2000 to 2007 Reef Name Materials Site Deployment Dates Mitigation Site A bridge pieces Nearshore July-Se...
ReefMaker Triangle Reef concrete & steel units Donaldson May 18, 2005 ReefMaker Texas Reef concrete & steel units Donaldso...
FUND  RAISING <ul><li>MCAC ARTIFICIAL REEF FUND </li></ul><ul><li>♦  ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>EVERY YEA...
Community Involvement Contributors Sponsors Advertising Donating time, materials, fresh ideas . . . .
 
Baratta Map The MCAC  Artificial Reef Fund DEEP REEFS
THE WICKSTROM Headed for the Sirotkin Reef Site Deployed  January 21, 2003
 
Wickstrom Wheelhouse
 
 
 
HBOI
SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS PROVIDED THE FUNDS  FOR DEPLOYMENT <ul><li>Dr. Bob Baratta “SIGHT-SEA-ER” </li></ul><ul><li>Debb...
Group at HBOI with Towers
“ BRAGGIN’ BASH” Auction Winner Dr. Baratta’s Artificial Reef
Towers ready on the barge for deployment
Underwater Kerry Dillon, Diver  Sea Rover Services
 
1 st  Place Kingfish Award  The Conigiaro Family on “The Fuelish”
Other Reefs  Deployed in 2008 <ul><li>six new reefs deployed offshore  </li></ul><ul><li>southern Martin County </li></ul>...
Map of South County Deployments these  new  reefs need  new  names  New South County Reefs
South County Deployment New South County Reefs
 
 
 
    N EW  N AME  :  F OGEL  C APITAL  M ANAGEMENT  R EEF   A REA :  S OUTH  C OUNTY    O RIGINAL  N AME:  M IDEAST  R EEF ...
3 NEW REEFS FOR SALE <ul><li>Newest Artificial Reefs in the Sirotkin Site </li></ul><ul><li>built in Martin County - Augus...
 
 
Here's a photo 14 hours later  after the first This is obviously after the deployments were  just about completed. 
the post deployment dives  and measurements of the  reefs footprint on the seafloor
Here's the first of several photos of the new reefs underwater.   This one is at site &quot;Charlie&quot;, the peak at 174...
Yes there are baitfish already on the new reefs. This is the Alpha site in the morning dive, 6 days after the reef was bui...
Coming Soon – TUG BOAT “BIG AL” Donated to MCAC Fund by  American Custom Yachts  for our next project  TUG  BOAT  “BIG AL”...
69’  TUGBOAT “BIG AL”  
<ul><li>ON THE FAR LEFT IS GEOFF BEISER THE ENGINEERING MANAGER FOR HARBOR BRANCH WHO ORGANIZES THE WORK AND THE DONATION ...
 
Our Special Thanks to: FWC Grants Florida Sea Grants Harbor Branch Oceanographic Martin County Anglers Club Stuart Sailfis...
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    1. 1. Martin County, Florida Artificial Reef Program Past to Present
    2. 2. Martin County, Florida The Past to The Present of our Artificial Reef Program
    3. 3. 1970’s Martin County Artificial Reef Map
    4. 4. Martin County 1986 Map 1986 Martin County Artificial Reef Map
    5. 5. Lady Stuart Fund Raiser Fishing Trip “ Lady Stuart” Fundraising October 1986
    6. 6. Lady Stuart Cartoon October 1986 Lady Stuart Cartoon October 1986
    7. 7. Total of 61 Reefs NEW 2009 Map
    8. 8. Reef Areas Named for the Original Past “Reeftirees” Donaldson Bill Donaldson, mayor and postmaster of Pontiac Michigan from 1954-72, retired to Stuart and helped lead campaigns to build artificial reefs in the Atlantic near his southern Florida community for 13 years. Sirotkin Al Sirotkin, Capt. Al Sirotkin Ernst Dr. Edgar Ernst (Dentist), In I97I, the Stuart Sailfish Club sponsored the Dr. Edgar Ernst Artificial Tire Reef consisting of 75,000 concrete-weighted auto and truck tires, 3 steel barges & 2 school bus bodies
    9. 9. Donaldson’s Tires & Toilets Reef October 1977 Auto & Truck Tires & Old Hotel Plumbing
    10. 11. Bill Donaldson called it &quot;Martin' County‘s welcome mat&quot; for migrating sport fish. &quot; June 1987
    11. 12. USS Rankin Evinrude Memorial Reef
    12. 13. St. Lucie & Martin Counties working together
    13. 14. Awards Commissioners & Volunteers
    14. 15. 29 Reefs Deployed 2000 to 2007 29 Reefs Deployed 2000 to 2007
    15. 17. Martin County’s Artificial Reef Program & MCAC Reef Fund, Inc.
    16. 18. “ Our Underwater Desert” The Ocean Floor FISH HOTELS IN THE DESERT
    17. 19. OUR GOAL <ul><li>OBTAIN SUITABLE VESSELS OR MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE DEEP WATERS OF MARTIN COUNTY </li></ul><ul><li>TO IMPROVE RECREATIONAL FISHING, </li></ul><ul><li>THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM. </li></ul>
    18. 20. MCAC Members include: <ul><li>John Burke, President </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Powell, VP - Stuart Sailfish Club </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Wickstrom, Florida Sportsman Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Lehner, Fisherman Extraordinaire </li></ul><ul><li>Curt Croteau, Martin County Anglers Club </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry Dillon, Professional Diver </li></ul>
    19. 21. 29 Reefs Deployed 2000 to 2007 Reef Name Materials Site Deployment Dates Mitigation Site A bridge pieces Nearshore July-Sept. 2000 Mitigation Site B bridge pieces Nearshore July-Sept. 2000 Mitigation Site C bridge pieces Nearshore July-Sept. 2000 Evans Crary Bridge bridge pieces Ernst Summer 2000 Tetrahedron Stack Reef concrete tetrahedrons Sirotkin April 4 and April 25, 2001 Tetrahedron Patches concrete tetrahedrons Sirotkin March 28 & June 28, 2002 Tree Barge 140’ barge Sirotkin April 19, 2002 Wickstrom Ship 168’ cargo ship Sirotkin January 21, 2003 Railroad Tie Stack concrete RR ties Sirotkin Mar 13, May 9, and June 23, 2003 High Queen and Zeppo tug & 120’ barge Sirotkin August 7, 2003 Five Peaks RRtie Patches concrete RR ties Sirotkin June 2 & 28-29, 2004 Tension Barge 140’ barge Sirotkin July 17, 2004
    20. 22. ReefMaker Triangle Reef concrete & steel units Donaldson May 18, 2005 ReefMaker Texas Reef concrete & steel units Donaldson May 20, 2005 ReefMaker Cement Barge concrete & steel units Donaldson May 20, 2005 ReefMaker Traffic Barge concrete & steel units Donaldson May 20, 2005 ReefMaker Upside Down Barge concrete & steel units Donaldson May 20, 2005 ReefMaker Inlet Barge concrete & steel units Donaldson May 20, 2005 ReefMaker Patch N concrete & steel units Sirotkin May 21, 2005 ReefMaker Patch C concrete & steel units Sirotkin May 21, 2005 ReefMaker Patch S concrete & steel units Sirotkin May 21, 2005 ReefMaker Tree Barge concrete & steel units Sirotkin May 21, 2005 Clifton Perry Memorial bridge pieces Donaldson Jan to May 2005 Frances Langford Memorial bridge pieces Sirotkin Feb to Aug 2005 PCL Deep Site bridge pieces Sirotkin October 2006 PCL Shallow Site bridge pieces Donaldson Nov.– Dec. 2006 PCL River Reef bridge pieces IR Lagoon Nov. 2006 – Jan. 2007 KD Select Reef concrete pieces Sirotkin 3 New Reefs in Ernst Site concrete pieces Ernst
    21. 23. FUND RAISING <ul><li>MCAC ARTIFICIAL REEF FUND </li></ul><ul><li>♦ ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>EVERY YEAR IN JULY </li></ul><ul><li>♦ SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS </li></ul><ul><li>TO FUTURE OR EXISTING ARTIFICAL REEFS </li></ul><ul><li>♦ DONATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>ALL FUNDS ARE FOR </li></ul><ul><li>ARTIFICIAL REEF ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
    22. 24. Community Involvement Contributors Sponsors Advertising Donating time, materials, fresh ideas . . . .
    23. 26. Baratta Map The MCAC Artificial Reef Fund DEEP REEFS
    24. 27. THE WICKSTROM Headed for the Sirotkin Reef Site Deployed January 21, 2003
    25. 29. Wickstrom Wheelhouse
    26. 33. HBOI
    27. 34. SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS PROVIDED THE FUNDS FOR DEPLOYMENT <ul><li>Dr. Bob Baratta “SIGHT-SEA-ER” </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Schmidt </li></ul><ul><li>American Custom Yachts </li></ul><ul><li>Bausch American Towers </li></ul>
    28. 35. Group at HBOI with Towers
    29. 36. “ BRAGGIN’ BASH” Auction Winner Dr. Baratta’s Artificial Reef
    30. 37. Towers ready on the barge for deployment
    31. 38. Underwater Kerry Dillon, Diver Sea Rover Services
    32. 40. 1 st Place Kingfish Award The Conigiaro Family on “The Fuelish”
    33. 41. Other Reefs Deployed in 2008 <ul><li>six new reefs deployed offshore </li></ul><ul><li>southern Martin County </li></ul><ul><li>located midway between </li></ul><ul><li>St. Lucie and Jupiter Inlets </li></ul><ul><li>Depth 65 feet </li></ul>
    34. 42. Map of South County Deployments these new reefs need new names New South County Reefs
    35. 43. South County Deployment New South County Reefs
    36. 47. N EW N AME : F OGEL C APITAL M ANAGEMENT R EEF A REA : S OUTH C OUNTY O RIGINAL N AME: M IDEAST R EEF L OCATION : Latitude N 27° 04.773’ Longitude W 80° 02.297’ D EPTH : 70 FEET John J. Burke President, MCAC Reef Fund MCAC Artificial Reef Fund CERTIFICATE OF NAMING RIGHTS DATE Kathy Fitzpatrick, P.E. Martin County Coastal Engineer
    37. 48. 3 NEW REEFS FOR SALE <ul><li>Newest Artificial Reefs in the Sirotkin Site </li></ul><ul><li>built in Martin County - August 24, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 TONS </li></ul><ul><li>THREE NEW REEFS </li></ul><ul><li>DEPTH: 187 feet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 13.040 80° 00.306 A (Alpha) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 12.936 80° 00.280 B (Bravo) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 12.814 80° 00.289 C (Charlie) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    38. 51. Here's a photo 14 hours later after the first This is obviously after the deployments were just about completed. 
    39. 52. the post deployment dives and measurements of the reefs footprint on the seafloor
    40. 53. Here's the first of several photos of the new reefs underwater.  This one is at site &quot;Charlie&quot;, the peak at 174 ft. in 187 ft. of seawater.  This one we got lucky and two of the large concrete boxes landed on top of each other with a culvert sticking out of the top one.  This photos was taken on Saturday Aug. 29 th 5 days after deployment on the 24 th    
    41. 54. Yes there are baitfish already on the new reefs. This is the Alpha site in the morning dive, 6 days after the reef was built on the 24 th
    42. 55. Coming Soon – TUG BOAT “BIG AL” Donated to MCAC Fund by American Custom Yachts for our next project TUG BOAT “BIG AL” COMING SOON
    43. 56. 69’ TUGBOAT “BIG AL”  
    44. 57. <ul><li>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.  </li></ul>
    45. 59. Our Special Thanks to: FWC Grants Florida Sea Grants Harbor Branch Oceanographic Martin County Anglers Club Stuart Sailfish Club Safari I Deep Sea Fishing Marine Industries Sea Rover Services McCulley Marine

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