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A houseboat featured on 'Dolphin Tale' is now an artificial reef off Clearwater Beach

A part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s iconic house boat, home to Harry Connick Jr’s character in the movie Dolphin Tale and its sequel, will be transformed into a marine life habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wed., April 24, the barge of the movie prop was professionally placed 10 miles off Clearwater Beach as part of Pinellas County’s Rube Allyn Reef. CMA partnered with Pinellas County to contribute to its artificial reef system. [Clearwater Marine Aquarium]
Published Apr. 25

On April 24, Pinellas County and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium turned part of Harry Connick Jr.'s Dolphin Tale houseboat into an artificial reef.

For eight years, the houseboat, which was featured in both Dolphin Tale movies, was docked outside the aquarium.

The houseboat's barge was moved 10 miles off Clearwater Beach and submerged to become part of Rube Allyn reef.

The remainder of the houseboat is being rebuilt and renovated into a permanent houseboat that will be placed at the aquarium.

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