When Petra Heinrich was two years old, this ship was built.
Her father was owner, and captain of the Petra Gunda, named after Petra and her sister.
The ship was a huge part of Petra's life. She took many trips on board. When she was 22, the ship was sold.
A few years ago, she got a phone call.
"My nephew said 'Hey there's a video on YouTube. You should have a look," said Heinrich.
The video was from 2014. Off the Martin County coastline, a ship that Petra recognized, was being sunk.
"I saw it and had tears in my eyes and cried like hell. Then I thought what a nice idea to have her down there as a home for fish," said Heinrich.
The MCAC Reef fund had raised the $170,000 to clean up the ship and save it from the scrap heap. It was renamed the Haley Glasrud, after Ted and Lynn Glasrud's granddaughter, and destined to begin a new life as a fish hotel.
"A lot of the fish here are migratory. So not only the small bait fish, the dolphin, the mahi-mahi, the sailfish," said Dave Powell with the MCAC Reef Fund.
The Reef Fund and the Glasrud's are hosting Petra Heinrich and her husband, so she can get a closer look at the ship she once knew so well.
"I think she's done a good job 50 years over the water. Now she's doing a good job under the water line," said Heinrich.
The group will head out Sunday using sonar technology to see how the vessel looks.
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