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Posted: 9/27/2004 2:37:02 PM EST
May the great state of Texas and all concerned citizens help this Grand Lady. I saw her in drydock in Galveston 14 years ago and didn't realize how much maintance it takes to keep these wonders of history alive.
www.nbc5i.com/news/3754604/detail.html

I have seen her and the Mighty Mo and the difference in these two ships built.....what 30-40 years apart is amazing.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:06:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gopher:
May the great state of Texas and all concerned citizens help this Grand Lady. I saw her in drydock in Galveston 14 years ago and didn't realize how much maintance it takes to keep these wonders of history alive.
www.nbc5i.com/news/3754604/detail.html

I have seen her and the Mighty Mo and the difference in these two ships built.....what 30-40 years apart is amazing.



The only way to save her in the state she is now is the way the Japanese preserved the 1902 Battleship Mikasa, put her in a dry dock and fill it with concrete up to the waterline.

www.midwaysailor.com/mikasa/





Andy
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:12:54 PM EST
If its floating, it is going to rust! The Mighty Mo was a rust bucket when I saw her last year. The corrosion was insidius.
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