Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg

Divers complete deploying a huge American flag Friday, July 4, 2014, on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former military troop transport and missile-tracking ship scuttled more than five years ago off Key West, Fla., in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an artificial reef. The 30- by 40-foot flag, formerly flew at a Morris, Illinois, memorial park for Sept. 11, 2001, New York City terrorists' attack victims. But the flag was scheduled for retirement after being badly tattered by weather. It was to be retired after being tattered by weather, but  Morris attorney Scott Belt conceived the idea of mending the flag and unfurling it on the Vandenberg.  (Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Divers Deploy 9/11 Memorial Flag on Key West Shipwreck

Divers in the Florida Keys decided to honor their country on July 4th by attaching a 9/11 memorial flag to a historic shipwreck.


Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke, left, show his digitally composited work to Elena Devers, right, during the public opening of "The Sinking World" Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at The Studios of Key West in Key West, Fla. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Underwater Art Exhibit Debuts On Land In Key West

An Austrian art photographer’s exhibit, once displayed 95 feet deep on a sunken ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, has premiered onshore in Key West.


(Andreas Franke/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Underwater Art Exhibit Debuts Off Key West

The Florida Keys are world renowned for their scuba diving. From pristine reefs, abundant marine life and breathtaking wrecks, the Keys seemed to have it all.