By Brandon Longo

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Twin Capes, a ferry once part of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet, was sunk on Friday to become part of Delaware’s artificial reef system.

Twin Capes was christened 43 years ago on the Delaware Bay.

The 2,100-ton ferry was one of the original three vessels of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) 1970s fleet. In the 1990s, the ferry got an upgrade.

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Retired Cape May/Lewes ferry M/V Twin Capes under tow June 14, 2018. (Credit: Kimberly Mullane/Coleen Marine)

Friday’s sinking of Twin Capes was carried out by Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor Coleen Marine. The ferry sunk into the Atlantic Ocean at 11:55 a.m. on the Del-Jersey-Land Inshore Artificial Reef.

The sunken ferry will expand and enhance fish habitat and offer extraordinary opportunities for deep-sea diving.

Delaware-Surf-Fishing.com captured Friday’s sinking.