Dennis Rights Sunken Navy
dive operators are thanking Hurricane
Dennis for righting the Spiegel Grove, a retired 510-foot Navy
ship that sank prematurely and wound up resting on its starboard side when it was scuttled in 2002 to create the nation's largest artificial reef, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post.
When a local divemaster went down to check the visibility on the Spiegel Grove off Key Largo
, he reportedly surfaced with the welcome news that the big ship was resting on its bottom as originally planned. The ship has been declared off limits to sport divers while officials inspect it and replace mooring
buoys, which should take a week or two.