August 20, 2015 | Filed in: Uncategorized.
Strong north currents stopped the submersion of an artificial reef this morning a mile off the Jupiter Inlet.
The drop also was cancelled Wednesday due to the current. Another try may be made later today or tomorrow, said Scott Harris, Andrew’s father.
Andrew Harris, 26, drowned while snorkeling in 2014 in the Jupiter Inlet.
Another attempt may be made this afternoon or tomorrow, said Harris.
About 40 modules – each about the size of a shower stall – are planned to be stacked in about 50 deep water.
The modules are stored on a barge anchored above the site about a mile off the Jupiter Inlet. A crane aboard the barge will lower the modules into place.
The current, which was about two knots from the north, was too strong to drop the modules straight down into place too concrete modules, about the size of a shower stall, are held together with fiberglass mesh to make nooks and crannies for sea life and plants.
“They look like a peanut butter and potato chip sandwich,” said one visitor.
The modules are stored on a barge anchored above the reef site a mile off Jupiter Inlet. A crane aboard the barge will lower them to the bottom.
The north current, going about two knots, made dropping the modules down straight too difficult, said Harris