New York's Intrepid museum stuck in the mud

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 hull.

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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