The USS Intrepid, New Yorks aircraft
carrier-turned-museum, didnt budge on Nov. 6 when it was to be
towed from its Hudson River berth to a Bayonne, N.J., drydock for a
$55 million facelift.
The museum is
working with maritime experts to determine how to free the ship
from the 24 years of silt that has accumulated around its
The Intrepid is to
dry dock in Bayonne for the first part of its restoration, and then
move to a New York location for further renovations and
improvements. Concurrently, Pier 86, home to the Intrepid, the
Growler submarine, and a British Airways Concorde, will be closed
and completely rebuilt.
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