The Battleship New Jersey's Final Voyage is over.
On January 20, 2000 the U.S. Navy announced it had decided where the
Battleship would be permanently berthed. The winner... Camden!!!
On July 27, 2000 she was moved to the South Jersey Port Corporation's
Beckett Street Terminal, where she remained for about 2 weeks. While
there she was opened to the public for Deck Tours on August 9th &
10th, and drew an estimated 11,000 visitors. She was moved again on
August 15, 2000 to another dock, the Broadway Terminal, where she
underwent a year long, $7.3 Million restoration. Finally, on
September 23, 2001 she was moved to her new permanent home on the Camden
waterfront. She was officially opened to the public for tours on
October 15, 2001.
I personally witnessed her trip up the Delaware River on Veterans Day. You can view
photos taken by me from two different locations by clicking on the first link below.
There are also numerous other photos taken during the Final Voyage
and daily Journal Entries which you can view by clicking on the links below. Thanks to all of you who sent e-mails
and visited this site during the Final Voyage.