Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Massive explosion utilized to sink the EAGLE as an artificial reef on December 19, 1985 near Holiday Isle at Islamorada, Florida Keys.


Shipwreck Trail Information Selected as one of the dive sites for the Upper Keys to be on the Shipwreck Trail, the Eagle was sunk in 1985. She was launched on December 31, 1962.

Historical Significance

Site IllustrationA drawing to scale prepared by Indiana University

Site Description

The Sinking of the Vessel

Diver Information

Research Activities

Biological Monitoring

Marine Biology

Underwater Tour

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Last Updated:22 October 1996
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