Saturday, June 18, 2016

Groups Move to Preserve Pearl Harbor Quays-- Part 2

The groups hope to preserve six concrete mooring quays lining Battleship Row.  The quay steel components are rusting and the mooring quays may collapse if not restored.

They hope to get $250,000 from the grants to get the project started.  The final cost is expected to be $5 million.  The Pacific Historic Parks intends to run fundraising campaigns to raise the rest.

The Navy built sixteen quays in Pearl Harbor before the attack for additional space for the Pacific Fleet which had been concentrated there as war with Japan loomed. The National Park Service currently manages six of them, including the two next to the USS Arizona.

The Concrete Preservation Institute will handle the restoration and will use Army and Navy servicemen looking to learn abilities for use after they leave the military.

Plans call for work to begin in September.

--GreGen

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