Barge Sunk to Form Artificial Reef

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) –Creating artificial reefs off of the Georgia coast – the idea is simple enough – taking stuff like tanks and ships and sinking them to the bottom  for all sorts of sea life to inhabit.

But there was nothing easy about the sinking of “the chick barge”.

Capt. Kevin Quinn has been navigating these waters for years.

“The coast of Georgia is nothing but a flat sand bottom, so there’s no habitat for the fish,” he said.

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