Saturday, August 8, 2009

Visited The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

I always like to do different things so we went to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum at 46st Street and the Hudson River. Karen and Lee were there a few years ago, but today was the first visit for me.

Aircraft were launched and recovered from the flight deck of the Intrepid from 1943 until it was decomissioned in 1974. It served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, and Vietnam. It became a museum at the Hudson River in 1982. There were attractions on every deck including many military aircraft. There was a British Airways Concorde that we were able to tour. The former USS Growler the world's only diesel powered nuclear missile submarine was open to the public as well.

We arrived at the museum about 1 PM and left about 5:30 PM. When I got home I heard the story of a helicoptor and small airplane colliding over the Hudson River about 12 noon. This was about 1 mile south of the Intrepid Museum. Sadly 9 people are presumed dead in this tragedy.

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