Barge with Metal Art and Memorials Sunk as Reef

Barge with Metal Art and Memorials Sunk as Reef

Posted: Updated:
PENSACOLA, Florida -

Pensacola Beach has a new attraction for divers - a 175-foot barge that is adorned with stainless steel sculptures and memorial plaques.

The barge was sunk in about 50 feet of water, 1.7 miles off the beach late Wednesday.

It was donated to the community by the owner of a local ship building company who worked with an area artist to come up with an idea for the art barge.

Artwork on the barge includes renderings of the iconic 'Welcome to Pensacola' sign, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels fighter jets, the famous FloraBama bar, which is on the Florida/Alabama state line and other items that pay tribute to the region.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike

    Mobile Woman Remembers Deadly Lightning Strike

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:21:02 GMT

    Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

    Sharon Summerlin's husband and son were killed 9 years ago by lightning.  

  • Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder

    Alberto Garcia Charged with Capital Murder

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:55:20 GMT
    Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson.
    Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5 year old Janaya Thompson.
  • McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    McCarron, Webb Building Home in Orange Beach

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:03:58 GMT
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
    Shortly after their wedding, it looks like Mr. and Mrs. AJ McCarron have chosen where they want to settle down.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.