SALT LIFE OFFERS CLAMAGORE TEE
HOPES TO RAISE $1 MILLION TO HELP SINK SUBMARINE
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.