New Way to be Buried: Underwater Cemetery
Posted by Barbara Hijek
We're talking about an underwater cemetery, according to WTSP.com.The more in-depth article, linked above via WTSP.com, has some neat photos and a video. So does the cemetery homepage, also linked above.
It's called the Neptune Memorial Reef and it's about three miles off the coast of South Beach on Miami Beach in 45 feet of water.
Today, the reef resembles the lost City of Atlantis with its gates, giant lions and columns.
Eventually, it should cover 16 acres with room for 125,000 "placements," says Jim Hutslar, who manages the reef's construction.
It opened in 2007 and "placements" cost about $2,000.
Among its residents: 86-year-old Edith Hink of Naples who passed away last year.