The graveyard, which houses abandoned yachts that were destroyed by Hurricane Irma, is located in the parking lot of Watson Island Park near Jungle Island.
City of Miami officials used the site and the marina parking lot to consolidate Miami’s collection of capsized boats.
“What we’ve done is we’ve picked them up throughout the city and put them in one place so that we can easily and safely destroy and remove them,” City of Miami communications director, Eugene Ramirez, says to NBCMiami.
Many of the vessels belonged to Watson Island residents who are now homeless after being displaced from their boat homes by Hurricane Irma, the Miami New Times reports.
According to NBCMiami, cleanup is slated for completion by June 1.
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- There’s a mind-blowing yacht graveyard on an island in Miami [The Big Bubble Miami]
- Watson Island [Wikipedia]
- Watson Island boat owners homeless, living in parking lot after Hurricane Irma [Miami New Times]
- City of Miami still working to remove boats destroyed by Hurricane Irma from Watson Island [NBC Miami]