Christ of the Abyss

Wedding at Christ of the Deep statue. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Underwater Wedding Helps Mark 50th Anniversary Of Keys Icon

A Miami couple is to be married Tuesday to help mark the 50th anniversary of the installation of an iconic underwater statue off the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–08/25/2015

Katherine Wieland snorkels by the the "Christ of the Abyss" statue, an underwater icon for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State park, off Key Largo, Fla. Named after a former Miami newspaper editor, Pennekamp is the nation's first underwater preserve and is to celebrate its 50th anniversary Dec. 10, 2010. (Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Celebrations Over for 50th Anniversary Of Underwater Preserve

The 50-year anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve wound up festivities Saturday with formal ceremonies and an environmental expo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

CBS4–12/11/2010

Pennekamp Anniversary

Pennekamp State Park Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Noted divers descended on an iconic underwater statue Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of America’s first underwater preserve.

CBS4–12/10/2010