On a typically hot but calm, July South Florida afternoon, a sizable flotilla of assorted boats of every description encircled a 324-foot tanker ship that was the object of their attention. From large 100-foot yachts and party boats, to Sport Fishermen, down to single passenger kayaks – dozens of watercraft carrying hundreds of spectators assembled to watch the newest addition to Shipwreck Park, the artificial reef project located off Pompano Beach.
The controlled sinking of Lady Luck, formerly known as the Newtown Creek, was widely publicized. The sinking was planned for a site approximately a mile and a half from the Pompano Beach Pier. Lady Luck is the largest addition to Shipwreck Park, which follows an imaginary boundary from Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to the south to the Deerfield Beach Pier to the north.
Initiative By Local Government And Businesses
Shipwreck Park, a joint local government and business initiative, enhances tourism in the area.
According to its website: (www.shipwreckparkpompano.org), “Lady Luck is one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation. The ship will be the centerpiece of what will become known as Shipwreck Park, surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered with marine life. Shipwreck Park will be a unique underwater cultural arts park with rotating underwater art exhibits. The ship will include specific themes, exciting underwater events, artwork and rotating art exhibits to create a unique dive experience for local and international tourists.”
In April of 2013, John Knox Village’s Marketing Department launched the Gazette, a monthly 8-page newspaper that is directly mailed to more than 36,000 prospective residents of John Knox Village.
This publication is filled with articles of interest for seniors. In addition, three pages highlight the active lifestyle enjoyed by our current residents. It also is used to promote upcoming Marketing events and other news pertaining to The Village.
Each month, copies are placed in the libraries across our community. They also can be found in the lobbies of our Towers, in the Dining Room and in The Village Centre. Past issues will be uploaded to this Website.
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