Projects - The Lady Luck


Vessel Type:  Cargo Ship (Sludge Tanker)’
Manufacturer:  Wiley Manufacturing Co.-
Port Deposit, MD’
Year Built:  1967
Overall Length:  324′
Breadth:  49.6′
Depth:  22′
Gross Tonnage:  2557′
Net Tonnage:  1564′
Main Engines/Horse
Power:  Cooper
Bessemer Main Engines 1500 x 2

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Great history of the vessel
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Rechristening to the Lady Luck
Perfect cocktail server for
an underwater casino!
Ever see an octopus dealing craps?
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New, massive artificial reef sinking off Pompano

A retired New York City sludge tanker Tuesday got a new name and a date to sink to its watery fate as Pompano Beach’s newest undersea attraction.

With the crack of a champagne bottle, the Newtown Creek, recently decommissioned from serving New Yorkers, became “Lady Luck” on Tuesday.

It will be a first-of-its-kind artificial reef staged as an underwater casino, complete with casino-themed sculptures such as a life-sized shark serving as a card dealer.

Ship to be turned into artificial reef in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A cargo ship sitting in the Miami River used to haul human waste – but now it’s about to serve a totally different purpose.

The decades-old ship will soon be underwater off Pompano Beach, where it is about to be used as an artificial reef.

Built in the 1960s, the 324-foot freighter has been worked on by a salvage crew, and on July 23 it will go 110 feet under water, about a mile from the Pompano Beach pier.

Pompano to transform sludge tanker into a dive reef that looks like casino

Pompano Beach is betting divers will like its newest artificial reef – a New York City sludge tanker staged to look like a casino.

You won’t be able to gamble, but you will be able to sit 50 feet underwater at a poker table and admire changing waterproof art exhibits and any random sea life that comes swimming by.

And who wouldn’t want to get a selfie in scuba gear, standing by a roulette wheel as schools of fish swim?

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