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Two passengers climb down ladders on the side of the Golden Venture freighter, after the ship became grounded off the Fort Tilden shoreline. (June 6, 1993)(Credit: Newsday / Phil Davies)

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Golden Venture used as artificial reef

The Golden Venture, which is a vessel that was used to illegally smuggle people and drugs to the U.S. from China, was purchased by Palm Beach County, Fla. for $60,000 and deliberately sunk to be used as an artificial coral reef.