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SHOTLIST:SOURCE - RESTRICTION or COURTESYPensacola, Florida - 31 July 20131. Barge spraying water as it sinks into the Gulf2. Close up of Joe Patti Reef sign3. Medium shot of art of Florabama Lounge4. SOUNDBITE (English) Father John Lacari, blessing the boat (Transcript Below)5. Wide shot of memorial markers on the barge6. Medium shot of memorial markers7. Medium shot of Pensacola Beach sign art8. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Marchetti, did stainless steel art on boat (Transcript Below) 9. Medium shot of sign memorializing the Patti family10. Shot of art on barge11. Medium shot of people on the watch boat opening champagne12. Medium shot of people on watch boat13. Wide shot of barge being dragged out to sea14. Various shots of art on barge15. Wide shot of barge floating on water16. SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Patti Jr., barge owner (Transcript Below)17. Wide shot of barge on water18. Close up of a corner of the barge beginning to sink under the waterVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:)(nats of air horns)A PROPER SEND-OFF FOR 'PATTI'S REEF,' A RETIRED BARGE BEING SUNK OFF THE PENSACOLA COAST TO BECOME AN ARTIFICIAL REEF AND UNDERWATER ART EXHIBIT FOR SCUBA DIVERS AND SNORKELERS.SOUNDBITE (English) Father John Lacari, blessing the boat: "Bless this barge which holds on it memorials and remembrances of our precious families and their legacies."THE BARGE HAS BECOME A SORT OF FLOATING TRIBUTE TO THE AREA AND THE FAMILIES THAT LIVE THERE. MEMORIALS TO PEOPLE AND ICONIC PENSACOLA FAVORITES COVER THE RUSTY DECK.SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Marchetti, did stainless steel art on boat: "When this project came along my sisters and I started talking and we were like 'this would be a really good place from my mother's ashes,' put her ashes in it." THE BARGE HAS BEEN IN THE PATTI FAMILY FOR DECADES. RATHER THAN SCRAPPING IT, OWNER FRANK PATTI WANTED TO EXTEND ITS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE PATTI FAMILY AND CLOSE FAMILY FRIENDS BOARDED A BOAT TO ACCOMPANY THE BARGE ON ITS FINAL VOYAGE.IN ADDITION TO EXPANDING THE ART-IFICIAL REEF, A PORTION OF THE MONEY PAID FOR MEMORIALS WILL BE DONATED TO A LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP.SOUNDBITE (English) Frank Patti Jr., barge owner: "I wanted to give it back to the community as far as tribute to the family and tribute to the families of Pensacola."A NEW LEASE ON LIFE FOR A PIECE OF LOCAL HISTORY.Rita Foley, the Associated Press