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An update on a great ,memorial for a colleague and friend.

July 25, 2015 by Reef Innovations  

Jim Francesconi, who died of leukemia, lead North Carolina’s Artificial Reef and Shoreline Restoration efforts for years.   North Carolina has a planed deployment of a Memorial Artificial Reef that is delayed several months.  

 If you were planning to attend the memorial please review the article retrieved from


The News and Observer.



Jim Francesconi Retrieved from an article by RICHARD STRADLING

The memorial Reef site will have a ship renamed,  The James J. Francesconi, it will be scuttled on the Howard Chapin Reef, about 12 miles from Beaufort Inlet.

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