Keri, Thanks for posting that link about Iowa, I was very surprised to see the community support. Really should carry some weight as most things of this nature are protested and this was not. Hopefully Iowa will find a new home. Certainly the docking is morebeneficialto the public thanscarpinghistory.
Alot of negative things are said about the south, one thing not often shown in apositivelight are the USS Texas, or the USS Alabama. Both these ships are maintained by private funding and are fine places to learn about america's unique History. Texas spent a year inDry-dockcompletely repairing her bottom to a solid,strong floating ship again. Her decks were reworked and the decks were replaced with wood and thecementdecking all removed.
USS Alabama is not just a great ship museum.also present are many aircraftincludinga B-52 and many WWII AIRCRAFT,an indooraviationmuseum and various types of armor on display it really is an exciting place to visit with many interestingexhibits.
If you here anymore about Iowa would you please post the information,thanks again Saxondog