Skip to content

Drew and Hamp Pridgen Memorial Reef

“Drew’s Reef” in memory of Drewey Hampton Pridgen, III.  This memorial was commissioned and constructed by Drew’s father, Hamp Pridgen; sister, Rebekkah Heaton; and niece, Catherine Heaton.  Drew’s Reef was placed in its final resting place on 28 Sep 2010 with its plaque facing East.  The plaque has the following inscription: Drewey H. Pridgen, III June 22, 1977 June 17, 2007 Drew, Let your soul sail, our dear son, brother and friend.  The structure is an 8-foot high Florida Artificial Limestone Reef with a plaque facing East. Position verified by Bob Cox on 1 Oct 2020.  Structure moved from 29 54.577 and 85 32.376 to current location during Hurricane Michael.

Hamp Pridgen’s memorial reef structure was added and placed at 29 54.587 and 85 32.382 on 22 May 2023.  Surveyed 3 Jun 2023.

Car Body

REEF ID: 119
Latitude: 29° 54.587 N
Longitude: 85° 32.375 W
Range: 6.2 nm
Bearing: 247
Depth: 60 feet

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

Reef Photos

Reef Videos