NOV 6, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: OCEAN CITY REEF FOUNDATION WORK CONTINUES! ' ANOTHER WEEKEND OF REEF BUILDING' - UPDATED WITH THE NEWS ON THE PASSING OF CAPTAIN GREG HALL

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NOV 6, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: OCEAN CITY REEF FOUNDATION WORK CONTINUES! ' ANOTHER WEEKEND OF REEF BUILDING' - UPDATED WITH THE NEWS ON THE PASSING OF CAPTAIN GREG HALL

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:36 am

The latest update of Artificial Reef Building by Captain Monty Hawkins of the fv MORNING STAR out of Ocean City, MD. this past weekend.

SUPPORT THE EFFORTS IN ARTIFICIAL REEF ENHANCEMENT

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Block Deployment Sunday 11/4/18
23,302 Blocks Total


Greetings All,

While awaiting good weather--really good weather--Seems Like Months Waiting For Good Weather!--for 2 barge deliveries (and another in the works!)--I was able to take Eagle Scout Applicant Chris Robinson & his cadre of helpers out to add to "Wolf & Sons Reef" Sunday, 11/4..

We deployed 218 blocks - small ones first, followed by larger block/larger hole tog units.

The green sidescan shot shows a dark shadow mid-reef. That's where we mounded them the tallest.

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We'll also add to this reef, a nearshore reef, Kelly's Reef at Little Gull Shoal, with many more deployments in coming years.

All blocks were donated by York Building Products.


While we do occasionally take a load as we did Sunday, we also take a couple dozen or so every fishing trip.. The idea with reef blocks is to add to existing reef - to bolster or broaden something already on the bottom.

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The new drop site “Two Tanks Reef,” near the African Queen for instance, is two Vietnam era armored personnel carriers (APCs) that were deployed by the Army’s “Operation Reef Ex” in 1994.

They’re only 60 feet apart. It’ll take years, but we’ll eventually stitch the two APCs together with blocks and make a much larger, more fishable, reef. All sites currently being worked on, and all past ones, are precisely located on Ocean City Reef Foundation charts.

As for our barges: Barges, cheap & even free barges are not renowned for their seaworthiness..

It has to be pretty. We'll get to them when the weather is right.

Regards,
Monty Hawkins

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Re: NOV 6, 2018 - CAPTAIN MONTY HAWKINS: OCEAN CITY REEF FOUNDATION WORK CONTINUES! ' ANOTHER WEEKEND OF REEF BUILDING'

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:19 am

NOVEMBER 11, 2018


Good Folks,

I am truly sorry to report Capt. Greg Hall has passed..

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Capt. Greg co-founded the OC Reef Foundation with the Nichols family after MD dropped the state reef program in 1997.Capt Greg had a hand, major or minor, in every Maryland Coast reef deployment from 1988 to 2012 ..and since then too as I always sought his advice.

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In a word: Humble.

Rest In Peace My Friend.


Here's a short tribute Shawn Soper wrote for the Dispatch -

Affable and humble, Captain Gregory Akers Hall, who died at the age of 69 on Oct. 25, leaves in his wake a legacy of great accomplishments for several decades, among them the creation of the Ocean City Reef Foundation for which he served as president through its nascent period.


Ocean City Community Will Miss Greg Hall Nov 08,2018 by Shawn Soper



And Capt Greg's Obituary: http://burbagefuneralhome.com/obituary/greg-hall

His Family has requested donations be made to OCRF in his honor.

Trust this: It'll be a great reef. Has to be..

Regards,
Monty

Capt. Monty Hawkins
President, OC Reef Foundation
http://www.ocreefs.org


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