FROM: NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Rockaway Reef
Site Location: 1.6 nautical miles south of Rockaway Beach, in the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 413 acres (2000 yards by 1000 yards)
Depth: 32 to 40 feet
Materials: 6,000 tires in 3-tire units; 60 steel buoys; rock; concrete slabs, pipes, culvert, decking and rubble.
Comments: One tire unit is configured into a 15-tire pyramid. Unconfirmed report of 16 auto bodies, probably disintegrated by now. * Fish pots banned by State Law

Atlantic Beach Reef
Site Location: 3.0 nautical miles south of Atlantic Beach, in the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 413 acres (2000 yards by 1000 yards)
Depth: 55 to 64 feet
Materials: 30,000 tires in 3-tire units; 404 auto bodies; 10 Good Humor trucks; 9 barges; the tug Fran S; a steel lifeboat; steel crane and boom; surplus armored vehicles; rock; concrete slabs, pipes, culvert, decking and rubble; 350,000 cubic yards of rock from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project.
Comments: Auto and truck bodies have disintegrated. For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Fishing Line Reef
Site Location: 2.8 nautical miles south of Long Beach, in the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 115 acres (925 yards by 600 yards)
Depth: 50 to 53 feet
Materials: Concrete bridge rubble; 2 steel barges; steel workboat; sailboat. * Fish pots banned by State Law *
For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Hempstead Town Reef
Site Location: 3.3 nautical miles south of Jones Beach State Park, in the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 744 acres (3000 yards by 1200 yards)
Depth: 50 to 72 feet Materials: 11 vessels; a drydock; surplus armored vehicles; concrete rubble; 2 steel barges.
Comments: Seven wooden barges placed over 20 years ago have mostly disintegrated. For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Fire Island Reef
Site Location: 2.0 nautical miles south of the Fire Island Lighthouse, in the Atlantic Ocean
Size: 744 acres (3000 yards by 1200 yards)
Depth: 62 to 73 feet
Materials: 1500 tires; 10 barges; 2 boat hulls; 2 drydocks; sailboat; surplus armored vehicles; coal ash blocks (experimental); rock; concrete cesspool rings, slabs and rubble.
Comments: Charted dimensions and location are different from permitted ones. * Fish pots banned by State Law * For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Moriches Reef
Site Location: 2.4 nautical miles south of Moriches Inlet, in the Atlantic Ocean 
Size: 14 acres (450 yards by 150 yards) Depth: 70 to 75 feet
Materials: 2 small boats; 2 steel barges; 2 steel trawlers; surplus armored vehicles; 600 tires; 112 foot steel clam dredge; concrete pipes.
Comments: Small wooden boats disintegrated; tires covered with sand. * Fish pots banned by State Law *
For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Shinnecock Reef
Site Location: 2.0 nautical miles south of Shinnecock Inlet, in the Atlantic Ocean 
Size: 35 acres (680 yards by 250 yards)
Depth: 79 to 84 feet
Materials: 3000 tires in 3-tire units; 3 barges; a tug; a wood drydock; 2 wood boats; a steel cruiser;a steel and concrete tower; 2 steel trawlers; surplus armored vehicles; steel and concrete bridge rubble.
Comments: Charted dimensions and location are different from permitted ones. * Fish pots banned by State Law * For coordinates see New Artificial Reefs

Great South Bay—Kismet Reef
Site  Location: 120 yards north of the South Beach, between Kismet and the National Seashore dock, in the Great South Bay
Size: 10 acres; (1000 yards by 50 yards)
Depth: 16 to 25 feet
Materials: 4000 tires in 3-tire units; 2 barges; 24,000 cement blocks; concrete slabs, culvert and rubble.
Comments: Charted dimensions are different from permitted ones. * Fish pots banned by State Law *

Great South Bay—The Fisherman Reef
Site Location: 900 yards east of the Robert Moses Fixed Bridge, in the Great South Bay
Size: 7 acres (400 yards by 85 yards)
Depth: 25 to 40 feet
Materials: 100 concrete Reef Ball units; concrete pipes.* Fish pots banned by State Law *

Smithtown Bay Reef
Site Location: 1.6 nautical miles northwest of Stony Brook Harbor entrance, in the Long Island Sound
Size: 3 acres (150 yards by 100 yards) Depth: 38 to 40 feet
Materials: 22,000 tires; 5 barges; 6 concrete-filled steel cylinders.
Comments: Tires are scattered around sit. * Fish pots banned by State Law *

Matinecock Point Reef
Site Location: 0.5 nautical miles north of Peacock Point, in the Long Island Sound
Size: 41 acres (800 yards by 250 yards)
Depth: 30 to 40 feet Materials: unknown
Comments: Undeveloped. Charted dimensions are different from permitted ones. * Fish pots banned by State Law *