Augie Ferignno / Rex Bear
25° 42.482' N
80° 04.633' W
June 16, 1998
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Launch: April 4, 1956, at the Elmshorn, Germany shipyard of Kremer Sohn
1990, Rex Bear arrived in Miami from Haiti, and squatted along the Miami River for over seven years.
After efforts from local and state agencies failed to motivate representatives for the Costa Rican company that owned the derelict vessel to move the Rex Bear, which was basically a hazard, the U S. Coast Guard began levying steep fines to illicit the desired response.
The derelict vessel was ultimately donated to a local sport fishing group for use as an artificial reef.
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Augie Ferrigno (Divesite Name)
On June 16, 1998, the Rex Bear was sunk as an artificial reef four and a half miles south of Government Cut in memory of a local fishing tackle supplier named Augie Ferrigno. The Rex Bear now sits upright and intact off Miami.