Sunken Ship in Florida Once Turned Into Gallery

June 3, 2019 Updated: June 3, 2019

A photographer came up with an interesting idea to take pictures of his art exhibit at the bottom of a sunken ship.

If one is brave enough, they could dive down to the USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which was intentionally sunk in 2009, off the coast of Key West in Florida. The sunken ship lies about 120 feet below the ocean’s surface.

Andreas Franke told KeysNews that for him, the ship was lacking one major component.

“Even though there is so much life, marine life, all over and around it, the shipwreck itself, to me, is a dead thing,” Franke added.

“But I thought that if I put people on it, then there would again be life on that ship.” The ship is now the world’s second largest artificial reef in the world.

(Florida Keys TV)
(Florida Keys TV)
(Florida Keys TV)
(Florida Keys TV)
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(Florida Keys TV)

The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg was sunk in 2009, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

“It’s looking good, it’s looking good, it’s going down straight,” Capt. Sheri Lohr said as the Vandenberg disappeared into the ocean water. “For once I’m speechless.”

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