United States Coast Guard Cutter Duane
Molasses Reef, Key Largo
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
The Duane prior to its decomissioning and development as an artifical
- Shipwreck Trail
Selected as one of the dive sites in the Upper
Keys to be on the Shipwreck Trail, the United States Coast Guard Cutter
Duane was sunk in her final resting place as an artificial reef on
November 26, 1987. She was launched on June 3,
1936 as a search and rescue and law enforcement vessel. The Duane was
decomissioned on August 1,1985 as the oldest active U.S. military
Scaled drawing of the Duane
Ongoing Indiana University Field Study Activities
Documentation of the developing artificail reef
Basic dive site information for recreational divers.
Tour of the Duane via the web.
Nomination U.S.C.G.C. Duane National Register
of Historic Places Nomination
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