Jim Francesconi headed the state’s artificial reef program for 14 years before he died last July. He’s shown here with a load of concrete pipe that was dumped on an artifical reef area off Brunswick County in October 2010.
Jim Francesconi headed the state’s artificial reef program for 14 years before he died last July. He’s shown here with a load of concrete pipe that was dumped on an artifical reef area off Brunswick County in October 2010. COURTESY OF THE N.C. DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES
Jim Francesconi headed the state’s artificial reef program for 14 years before he died last July. He’s shown here with a load of concrete pipe that was dumped on an artifical reef area off Brunswick County in October 2010. COURTESY OF THE N.C. DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES

Scuttled ship will honor late director of NC reef program

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