Construction continues on artificial reef, AR-165, where work began earlier this year, the Outer Banks Anglers Club announced Tuesday.
A total of about 4,000 tons of concrete pipe were placed Monday at two locations within the perimeter of the reef site created in January when the club, in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, sank the 88-foot tug American about 8 miles south of Oregon Inlet.
Since then, work has been progressing on procuring concrete pipe and other fabricated concrete structures to compliment the tug as underwater habitat.
Two more tugs, the 104-foot America and the 110-foot Valley Forge are being prepared for sinking at the reef site. An additional 3,250 tons of concrete also will be added to the reef site. All work is scheduled to be completed by June 30, the club said.