Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
Members of the press and interested onlookers film and take photographs of Dr. Lionel A. Walford, the Laboratory Director, speaking with Senator Clifford P. Case on the Sandy Hook dock at the launch of the “Operation Junk Car” project. Senator Case was a proponent of the Laboratory’s artificial reef project and helped secure an appropriation for the project. The first phase of the project was conducted in August 1966 when a barge transported eight junk cars to Shrewsbury Rocks where they were deposited and then cabled together to create an artificial reef habitat. Aimed at developing habitat for coastal fish while addressing a growing scrap problem in the country, “Operation Junk Car” was the Laboratory’s first major experimental artificial reef project and was a collaborative effort with the American Littoral Society and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.