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Gilbert Sea

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Average Rating: 4.5
Average Depth: 75 ft.
Max Depth: 90 ft.

    The Gilbert Sea was built in 1966 in the Netherlands. She was under a Honduras flag when she was seized by the US Customs Department -- 74 pounds of cocaine were found hidden inside the false bottom of a 55 gallon drum. The ship was seized as part of Operation Riverwalk and is now part of Governor's Riverwalk Reef, dedicated in honor of Governor Jeb Bush to commemorate his crime fighting efforts.

    After being turned over to the Artificial Reef Program, the front portion of the wheelhouse was painted with murals. The ship was sunk in 2002 in 90' of water just 1.5 miles from the Palm Beach Inlet. The reef is quickly becoming a haven for tropical and game fish and is quickly being overgrown in coral.

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