After 24 years at the same Hudson River pier, the legendary aircraft carrier USS Intrepid was inched out of its berth by powerful tugboats on Monday — but the trip never got under way because it got stuck in the mud as the tide went down. The mission was scrubbed for the day at around 10:30 a.m., according to Dan Bender, a Coast Guard spokesman.
The Intrepid’s giant propellers got stuck in the mud as the tugboats strained to move the behemoth. It eventually began inching backward out of its berth, but moved only a few feet. “We knew it was not going to come out like a cruise ship,” said Matt Woods, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s vice president for operations.
The legendary aircraft carrier was being moved to New Jersey for a $60 million overhaul.
I suspect I’d be reluctant to go on a year vacation to Jersey, too.