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SS Red Oak Victory, the WWII cargo ship, spared from Richmond port fees

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Richmond may be hand-to-mouth in some ways, but it won’t start charging the group that operates the SS Red Oak Victory as a floating museum to dock at its port. That’s after the city council rejected Councilman Corky Booze’s proposal that it do so.

The council also rejected Booze’s idea to move the ship next to the visitor center at the new Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, noting that there isn’t infrastructure in place there yet to accommodate it, says the Contra Costa Times. It quotes Booze as saying:

"Richmond is a city of more than 100,000 people, and I would be willing to bet 90 percent of them wouldn't be able to tell you where the ship is.

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