Former Floating Casino Becomes Part of Artificial Reef

The Texas Star was sunk on Redbird Reef in the Atlantic Ocean on June 29. DNREC photo.

With a slow splash, the 180-foot long Texas Star, originally outfitted as a floating casino and repurposed as a commercial fishing vessel, recently became part of Delaware’s artificial reef system. The reef site is 16.5 miles off the Delaware coast. “With today’s sinking of the Texas Star on Redbird Reef, one of 14 separate reef…

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