SALT LIFE OF­FERS CLAMAGORE TEE

HOPES TO RAISE $1 MIL­LION TO HELP SINK SUB­MA­RINE

Scuba Diving - - Currents - BY MARY FRANCES EM­MONS

No one knows bet­ter than Joe Weatherby — the man who sank Key West’s Vandy — how ex­pen­sive it is to safely and prop­erly give re­tired ships new life. He ex­pects the planned reef­ing of USS Clamagore, a 320-foot Balao-class sub­ma­rine des­tined for Florida’s Palm Beach County, to cost around $4 mil­lion.

En­ter Salt Life, the pop­u­lar life­style brand and restau­rant chain, which has pledged to raise $1 mil­lion in sup­port of Clamagore reef.

“At Salt Life we love ev­ery­thing about salt wa­ter, and we have to make sure we give back,” says Salt Life pres­i­dent Jeff Still­well, an avid diver. “This was an op­por­tu­nity to make a reef, some­thing that will touch peo­ple who fish, peo­ple who dive, and cre­ate a great en­vi­ron­ment for sea life.”

The 100 per­cent cot­ton shirt is avail­able for $25 at cla­m­agor­ereef .com. Salt Life is do­nat­ing net prof­its from the shirt to the Clamagore reef project. A Go­fundme cam­paign has been es­tab­lished at cla­m­agor­ereef.com.

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