NYC subway cars become S.C. underwater habitat

A load of trolley cars from New York are set to arrive in Murrells Inlet this week - to be dumped in the ocean.

The 41 subway cars, which are at least 60 feet long each, will float on a 300-foot barge before becoming an artificial reef, said Anna Martin, spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

The deployment, scheduled for Friday, is the first time subway cars have been used to make a reef in Murrells Inlet, Martin said. The reef will be about 25 miles offshore.

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