Michael Lee Golden, March 11, 1961-December 28, 2014. This reef was commissioned by Kelly Golden in honor of her husband Michael Golden. Michael was a retired air traffic controller from Atlanta Center, where he worked for 27 years. He was an avid diver for many years and loved being on and around the ocean. Among his other hobbies were snow skiing and riding his motorcycle. He helped Kelly raise three wonderful sons Zack, Matthew, and Josh Thomas. He also leaves behind one beautiful grandson, Mason. He was a wonderful, fun-loving man with a huge heart and a brilliant smile. He is missed by many friends and family. Michael, you are Forever In Our Hearts!
1 Florida Limestone Artificial Reef with a plaque placed on 10 May 2016. 5 Florida Limestone Artificial Reefs measuring 8 feet tall added on 11 Nov 2016. Verified by MBARA diver Bob Cox 11 Nov 2016. This reef addition was constructed under FWC Grant 15158 with funds from the Natural Resources Damage Assessment Phase III. Two piling mounted Ecosystems added on 26 Apr 2017.
REEF ID: 177
Latitude: 29° 56.021 N
Longitude: 85° 29.311 W
Range: 3.2 nm
Depth: 21 feet
Range and Bearing is taken from mouth of Mexico Beach Canal.