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Re: Beaumont, TX in discussions to house the USS Texas after refit
I may be missing something but according to Google maps, the current site is on that same corridor. So, why move it down the road only 40 miles? Better/dry foundation?
According to Channel 12 in Beaumont, officials are in discussions to put the USS Texas along the Neches River. Local officials believe that locating the ship along the I-10 corridor will help drive visits to other attractions in the area.
Estimates to bring the ship to Beaumont begin at 5 and a quarter million dollars and do not include necessary infrastructure including docking and visitor parking. Hey, let the State Parks fund that!
Southeast Texas couldn't keep a destroyer in Orange, where they built them. I'm not convinced that, while Galveston is at the end of the highway, it wouldn't be a better location with more annual visitors. That or dredge the Trinity River and take her to Dallas https://www.12newsnow.com/amp/article/news/local/museum-directors-across-beaumont-discuss-battleship-texas/502-3e714564-4904-4523-a8be-a54356e50904
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