A Historical Ship Rolled Out of the Bay and Onto Land This Morning

USS LCI(L)-1091

A historical ship which has been docked in Eureka, the USS LCI(L)-1091, is being moved today. [All photos by Mark McKenna]

This morning an important part of our maritime history, the USS LCI(L) 1091 is being moved from her dock at the foot of Commercial Street in Eureka to Humboldt Redwood Terminal 1 where she is being hauled out, inspected and, hopefully, repaired.

As was true of most ships of her class, 1091 was not given a name but was only known by her number. She performed a number of tasks in her career including battleship (she received two stars), minesweeper, participated in atomic bomb tests, laboratory ship, and much more. Until today, she has been docked in Humboldt Bay and opened to the public as a museum.

This morning, crews used ancient technology to place cut up logs under her hull and roll her to her current spot.

1091 has been taking on water recently. Over the next months she will be inspected and, hopefully, in the coming years, she will be fixed for others to enjoy as a historical treasure.
USS LCI(L)-1091[All photos by Mark McKenna]

USS LCI(L)-1091[All photos by Mark McKenna]

Ancient log rolling technology aided by modern machinery helps WWII ship be brought on land for inspection and repairs.

Ancient log rolling technology aided by modern machinery helps WWII ship be brought on land for inspection and repairs.

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