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To: Tupelo
I am very disappointed the the Iowa like the Wisconsin will be berthed in a state far far from Iowa or Wisconsin. I cannot think of a single reason the Iowa cannot be on permanent display in downtown Des Moines and Wisconsin in Green Bay.

Iowa Class Battleship length: 890 ft

Iowa Class Battleship beam: 108 ft

Iowa Class Battleship draft: 36 ft

St. Lawrence Seaway maximum length: 740 ft

St. Lawrence Seaway maximum beam: 78 ft

St. Lawrence Seaway maximum depth: 30 ft

Do you see a problem, Sparky?

On the Mississippi you have issues of bridge heights, channel depth less than 36 ft., turns in the river which an 890 ft. ship cannot maneuver, etc. In short, no way.

20 posted on 05/12/2012 1:11:12 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Cheburashka

>>>Do you see a problem, Sparky?

You’re not thinking enough... how ‘bout flocks of Nyan cats and unicorns all tethered to the ships picking them up, and flying them in to their destinations...


23 posted on 05/12/2012 1:53:58 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Cheburashka

You forgot 1 other important fact. The ship will draw even more depth from being in fresh water. It might even sink! j/k


28 posted on 05/13/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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