John Pennekamp

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.