Islands in the Sand
By Charlie Hudson
Islands in the Sand: An Introduction to Artificial Reefs in the USA, is a wonderful chronology of artificial reef projects with an emphasize on those created for recreational sportfishing and scuba diving. From mighty ships sunk to the ocean floor to specially designed structures, this easy-to-read book blends history, government policy, a dash of science, and behind-the-scenes stories of decades of artificial reef efforts within the United States. The men and women featured in the book provided delightful stories of how they became involved in artificial reef work and shared both success and hard lessons learned when things did not go according to plan.
Gary Gentile, Author, lecturer, photographer, explorer, and deep-sea wreck-diver, had this to say about Islands in the Sand:
Other endorsements include the following:
As a diver whose passion has been shipwrecks for over thirty years, I found the history of reefing fascinating and when it comes to ships being used as reefs, well, then you had my attention. Complete in scope, this book provides a detailed history of reefing; the good, the bad and the ugly.
— Richie Kohler
Ms. Hudson offers a creative historical presentation of artificial reefs that abound North America. Islands in the Sand will hopefully bring public awareness and support for the preservation of our oceans worldwide.
— KarenAnne Gilbert
Islands in the Sand is an interesting, informative book about all the types of artificial reefs and the hard work that goes into making our waters a better place for fisherman to enjoy their passion.
— Sandy Blake
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