26° 00.398' N
80° 05.589' W
May 14, 2002
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Launched: 1960, as a Haitian Freighter.
Along its history, it appeared to make more illicit cargo runs than legitimate ones towards the end of her career.
May 19, 1997: it became disabled and was towed into the Miami anchorage area. The US. Coast Guard conducted a boarding and found 14 Haitian citizens aboard, only 6 of which were documented as crew members. The US. Immigration and Naturalization Service identified those who were not documented and deported them on May 20.
November 1, 2001, US. Customs Service discovered 12.8 pounds of cocaine smuggled in the helm stand. The vessel was seized by the US. Government.
The Broward County Artificial Reef Program paid $10,000 for the ship, which then cleaned and striped the Eben‐Ezer II. On May 14, 2002, the ship was scuttled in 70 feet of water south of Port Everglades.