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Old naval craft hauled out of Humboldt Bay to avoid sinking

December 17, 2016

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A former Navy vessel that served in World War II has been hauled ashore in Eureka to prevent it from sinking and spilling contaminants into Humboldt Bay.

The 158-foot-long vessel was used to bring troops to shore during battles in the Pacific and is now owned by a veteran-run nonprofit that hopes to restore it.

City official Miles Slattery tells the Eureka Times-Standard (http://bit.ly/2hGlb8F ) that the city paid for the work done this month because it was an emergency and the costs would have been more significant if it had sunk at its dock.

Don Reed, a member of the nonprofit organization, says funds for the restoration have been lacking but repairs will be easier now that the craft is on land.

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Information from: Times-Standard, http://www.times-standard.com

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