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Coast Guard cutter set to be sunk off Florida

Sometime next year, a significant piece of maritime military history could be resting on the sea floor 15 miles off Florida’s Lee County.

The Miami-Dade Historic Maritime Museum has donated the 165-foot World War II-era Coast Guard cutter Mohawk to Lee County to be scuttled as an artificial reef.

Commissioned in 1935, the “A” class cutter Mohawk served as an escort and ice patrol ship during World War II and was involved in 14 attacks against German U-boats.

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