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Coast Guard crew members help Eternal Reef employees onto the Joshua Appleby.

Eternal Reefs completes memorial to lost submariners

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

Coast Guard crew members help Eternal Reef employees onto the Joshua Appleby.

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Crew members on the Joshua Appleby begin lowering reef balls into the ocean.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

Crew members on the Joshua Appleby begin lowering reef balls into the ocean.

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Former submariner James Jordan, former submariner Paul Lair, Jerry Elsenrath and former submariner Bill Pretty watch from a separate boat.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

Former submariner James Jordan, former submariner Paul Lair, Jerry Elsenrath and former submariner Bill Pretty watch from a separate boat.

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The Joshua Appleby approaches the memorial site.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

The Joshua Appleby approaches the memorial site.

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The reef balls are placed two at a time.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

The reef balls are placed two at a time.

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Several boats bearing U.S. flags circle the memorial site.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

Several boats bearing U.S. flags circle the memorial site.

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The first set of reef balls are lowered into the ocean.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

The first set of reef balls are lowered into the ocean.

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Eternal Reefs CEO George Frankel can't help but smile as he watches the memorial be put in place.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

Eternal Reefs CEO George Frankel can't help but smile as he watches the memorial be put in place.

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U.S. Coast Guard members help place the reef balls on the ocean floor.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

U.S. Coast Guard members help place the reef balls on the ocean floor.

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The reef balls will be place four feet a part.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

The reef balls will be place four feet a part.

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The Joshua Appleby prepares to place the reef balls on the ocean floor.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 |

The Joshua Appleby prepares to place the reef balls on the ocean floor.

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