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Visits limited at leaky Battleship Texas before $35M repairs

1 year 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, June 28 2019 Jun 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 1:56 PM June 28, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Public visits to the 107-year-old Battleship Texas near Houston will be limited during cataloging of thousands of artifacts on board amid plans for $35 million in ship repairs.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Friday announced , starting July 8, the vessel at the Battleship Texas State Historic Site in La Porte (luh-PORT') will close to visitors Monday through Thursday. The ship will be open Friday through Sunday.

Anyone with July and August reservations, made prior to Wednesday, can still visit as scheduled.

Department spokesman Stephanie Garcia says artifacts on board must be taken care of, for storage, before the ship goes into dry dock to fix the leaking hull.

The Battleship Texas Foundation in May said the ship will get a new home following repairs. No new location has been announced.

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