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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Reef of Grief

Both Megan and Nancy Bovy sent me this one.

The Neptune Memorial Reef is located in open waters 3 1/4 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne, which means any certified diver can visit. The artificial reef's first phase allows for about 850 remains.

The ashes are mixed with cement designed for underwater use and fitted into a mold, which a diver then places and secures into the reef. A copper and bronze plaque is installed with the person's name, date of birth and death. There is also a line for a message. [Link]
This makes Long Cemetery #2 seem downright accessible.

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