September 16, 2020
Albany, NY

B-Roll: Governor Cuomo Launches Historic Artificial Reef Expansion with Rail Car Drop to Hempstead Reef

TOP B-Roll: Governor Cuomo Launches Historic...

Drones, Underwater Cameras Capture Footage of Rail Car and Tugboat Deployed to Hempstead Reef


Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the third year of the largest artificial reef expansion in New York history as part the State's ongoing efforts to develop a stronger, more diverse marine ecosystem and provide shelter for fish and other marine life off Long Island's shores. Governor Cuomo directed the strategic deployment of recycled materials—including a rail car donated by Wells Fargo Rail Corporation (the first of a 75-car donation) and the 70-foot steel tugboat, "Jane"—to Hempstead Reef to improve New York's diverse marine life and boost Long Island's recreational and sport fishing and diving industries. Fifteen more rail cars and a steel turbine are set to be dropped to Hempstead Reef as part of the first phase of deployment. More information is available here.


B-ROLL of the rail car and tugboat being deployed is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h264, mp4) format here.

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