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Adam Wade Milner Memorial Reef

January 5, 1980 – September 18, 2016.

Adam grew up loving the beach. He would spend hours on end when he was young, catching marine life with his net, hunting for shells, boogie boarding, swimming, and fishing. He could catch fish when no one else got a nibble. It was his favorite place to be.

He loved his son, Kaleb and was the very best father. He was patient and fun and started taking Kaleb to the beach before he could walk. We had many special times at our house on 36th street until we sold it prior to Hurricane Michael. Adam loved Mexico Beach and spent many hours fishing off the pier.

He would be proud to have his name on a reef giving fish a place to hang out.

In the future, we hope to take lots of fishing trips out to Adam’s reef and have Kaleb catch a big red snapper there!!

The reef consists of 3 Steel Cable Spools 28 feet in diameter by 19 feet long. Reef height: 28 feet. 100-150 foot separation between spools. Deployed on 20 Sep 2016 and verified by MBARA divers Bob and Carol Cox. Position verified on 4 May 2020.

Crooked Island Site

REEF ID: 198
Latitude: 29° 54.922 N
Longitude: 85° 36.338 W
Range: 9.3 nm
Bearing: 257
Depth: 78 feet

Range and Bearing is taken from mouth of Mexico Beach Canal.

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