1: Fill the Barge with soil and drainage layers. Seed with a diverse forest ecosystem plus some mature trees.
2: Optionally, fill around the hull's perimeter to protect from seawater and set the Barge in place.
3: Slope fill away from seawall edge in order to reintroduce extended intertidal habitat zone.
More than just a waypoint or a fascinating attraction, the site of the Barge can host all kinds of life, too.
Up above, growing from the deep soil: a forest ecosystem of plants, trees, and all the bird & pollinator species that call them home.
Down below, around the hull: an aquatic, intertidal habitat for fish, mollusks, amphipods, and barnacles - maybe even a seal or two.
The Barge is part of the landscape.