Early this summer (2010) the American Marine Group (AMG) was awarded a contract to their largest and most challenging project to date. A US Navy destroyer “USS Arthur W. Radford” which is destined to become the largest ship ever to be sunk along the US Atlantic coast, as an artificial reef. These ships provide the perfect structure to promote marine growth creating ecosystems where none existed before. AMG has been sensitive to both the ecology and the economics of seeing these projects to fruition and have placed more artificial reef material on the ocean floor than any other marine contractor. I’ve been documenting this process since they took possession. This is an on going project that will follow this and other vessels from shipyard to sand bar and beyond.