Saturday, December 02, 2006

Intrepid Attempt Take Two

Tugboats will attempt to pull the USS Intrepid from its mooring at Pier 86 on Tuesday at high tide. Engineers have dredged additional material from the stern so that they will hopefully free the ship so that it can make the trip to dry dock for repairs.
The next attempt to move the Intrepid, which has housed a military museum on the West Side of Manhattan since 1982, is scheduled to begin between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., during high tide, Bill White, the president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, said yesterday.

The five-mile voyage to a dry dock in Bayonne, N.J., will take several hours, but it will not be accompanied by the pomp and ceremony that were arranged for the first attempt on Nov. 6, he said.
This time, there will be no great fanfare.

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