Wednesday, March 14, 2012

abc wednesday —I is for "Intrepid"

This 69-year-old aircraft carrier had a distinguished 39-year
career before it became the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum.
The ship underwent a 2-year, $120 million renovation
in 2006–8 (but not before the Navy had to spend an additional,
unexpected $3 million to dredge 39,000 cubic yards
of muck so the ship could be moved—oops).
She's looking good now, and next month will become
the new home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.



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10 comments:

  1. Interesting. oops is right about the dredging, tho.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. Ah yes, carriers - the ships that won the war. Excellenr...

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  3. Would love to see this is person. Great I word.
    Ann

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  4. This looks amazing! Where is it located? (sorry, I'm from western Canada and not up on this sort of thing.)

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  5. Great post. It is amazing how much money is spent on things like this though. Blessings, Debbie

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  6. Leslie -- It's docked at the western end of 46th Street
    on the Hudson River in NYC.

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  7. I'll never complain about unclogging the muck in my drain again... Terrific ship...excellent angle.

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  8. Great photo of a great ship. Thanks.

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  9. I'd love to know where you had to go to get this POV! Impressive.
    V

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