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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2017, 12:36:46 PM »
According to the article, they still need $1.4 million to do anything other than dock it at the Shipyards. 
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2017, 01:05:10 PM »
They are working on one main donor who has agreed to fund a lot of it, but seems to be stalling.  Household name around these parts.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2017, 02:19:42 PM »
They are working on one main donor who has agreed to fund a lot of it, but seems to be stalling.  Household name around these parts.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2017, 02:26:03 PM »
My guess would be the multi-billionaire half the city wants to become our personal sugar daddy.
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2017, 10:05:33 PM »
Ahhh!!!! *Jerry Lawler scream*

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2017, 10:33:27 PM »
My guess would be the multi-billionaire half the city wants to become our personal sugar daddy.

You've got to think that this would be the smartest $1.4 million Khan ever spent in terms of goodwill.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2017, 06:58:22 AM »
My guess would be the multi-billionaire half the city wants to become our personal sugar daddy.

You've got to think that this would be the smartest $1.4 million Khan ever spent in terms of goodwill.

Is it though?  Are there that many people in the city concerned with brining this ship to town?

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2017, 07:23:19 AM »
^That specifically, no clue. But Jacksonville is a proud military city with a huge Navy presence. I would imagine that a lot of potential blowback with essentially gifting the Jags Met Park would be mitigated by gestures like this.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2017, 01:25:01 PM »
^agree, but it's not him.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2017, 09:07:16 PM »
The real question is money going to be set aside to remove it in 10-15 years?

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2017, 11:14:06 PM »
The real question is money going to be set aside to remove it in 10-15 years?


Why would they need to remove it? The USS Yorktown has been sitting in Charleston Harbor for 42 years

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2017, 07:04:04 AM »
He's probably referring to a situation like this:

Queen Mary needs $289 million in urgent repairs to prevent flooding, hull collapse, study says
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e Queen Mary tourist attraction, moored in Long Beach’s harbor, is in such bad shape that its hull could collapse and flood if repairs costing as much as $289 million are not completed in the next few years.

That is one of the conclusions of a marine survey, conducted by naval architects and vessel experts at the request of Long Beach city officials, to assess the structural condition of the ship.

“The very severe structural steel corrosion has resulted in 1½ inch thin tank top being rusted away to nothing in some places,” the report said. “We predict at this rate of corrosion some internal collapse of the Queen Mary’s structure will occur within ten years unless major action is taken soon.”
Full article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-queen-mary-repairs-20170314-story.html

Keeping the Yorktown afloat: A 40-year labor of love
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Keeping the Yorktown afloat at Patriots Point has always been a challenge, but her custodians believe they have finally worked out a plan.

Although the World War II aircraft carrier is one of the state’s top tourist attractions, ticket sales have never been enough to pay for her upkeep — not even at $22 a head now, plus $5 for parking.

“Unrealistic dreams and visions for Patriots Point have always been part of the problem here,” said Patriots Point Development Authority executive director Mac Burdette, who came aboard in 2010. “The fiction of all that was that ticket sales and the gift shop would be enough to maintain it. This is the first time we really had a plan that made sense.”

The plan includes modernizing exhibits to boost ticket sales from 270,000 to 300,000. But the bedrock is income from a lease agreement for a new development near the Yorktown.

The review of Patriots Point’s past, present and future comes on the eve of its 40th anniversary celebration. Tickets will be $2 Saturday — the same price as opening day June 3, 1976.

The Yorktown will need a $60 million restoration within the next few years, according to senior curator David Clark. Patriots Point will need $6 million a year from land leases for maintenance, according to Burdette.
Full article: http://www.postandcourier.com/business/keeping-the-yorktown-af-loat-a--year-labor-of/article_efe09c15-5c93-5192-8037-1ee60860ea7f.html


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