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There was a plan to save the island a sa museum...
The island is a big object and even sitting on the ground, the bridge would have had a great view. Plus with the old radar equipment long gone, the island had plenty of space for a museum. The plan was to move put the island near the Mariners Museum, but in the end the cost to get it there was prohibitive. I would have like to see it at Naval Station Norfolk. Even without her mast she is still a fixture of the Newport News skyline, visible from I-664, heading south from I-64.
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