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The Ling is listing...
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:40:07 PM »
...to the port-side.


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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 07:32:43 AM »
Sadly, it will never make it out of there in one piece.

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 08:02:30 AM »
I had a birthday party there when I was a kid, maybe 1978 or 79...I just remember it being very narrow on the inside

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 09:04:13 AM »
If memory serves me correctly, they had a hard time bringing it up the River in the 1970's which leads me to believe that it will be  more difficult , if not impossible, to bring it back down the River in one piece. And then , of course, who would want it and who would pay to maintain it?

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 11:59:33 AM »
Pirates of the Hackensack


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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 12:55:26 PM »
It has become fairly obvious that the Ling will not be an element in the Redevelopment of the Record property. Perhaps the "powers that be" in the site plan review process could suggest to the "redevelopers that be" that some sort of monument or plaque be placed on the site where the submarine now sits as a reminder of what had been a memorial to the Military in the City.
Just a thought.


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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 05:09:57 PM »
it should be a part of the redevelopment.  move the area where the smaller boats and torpedos sit south of there to the area of the boat ramp and make a small easement along the river, which has to be done anyway with redevelopment, and keep the boat there.  dredge around it.   nicer area, more people will visit...

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 09:22:06 PM »
Hate to be the bearer of bad news; but, the Mayor Torres proposal is probably physically and fiscally a pipe dream. The Submarine Association members have done a wonderful job in attempting to preserve the sub and have created a noteworthy attraction for the City of Hackensack. However the time has come to face reality.
Naval vessels are  brought into dry dock for periodic maintenance due to the nature of their operation. The Ling has been sitting in the Hackensack River now for a few years less than half a century. The Hackensack River is tidal in Hackensack which means that the exterior of the Ling has been sitting in chemically laden salt water washed up the River from Newark Bay. In all likelihood there is structural damage to the hull and the Ling could regress from being an attraction to an environmental hazard.
If the Ling can't remain in it's current location and if it can't be realistically moved to an alternate location, then, sad to say there is only one realistic option.

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2016, 03:32:27 PM »
NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND

News Release
805 Kidder Breese St SE
Washington, D.C.  20374
(202) 433-7880

For Immediate Release                                                                                 
Release No. 161014-001                                                                                   

Navy to Recover Historic Artifacts from New Jersey Naval Museum
From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
   
WASHINGTON In order to protect priceless, historic, publically-owned artifacts, the Navy will return to its collection a number of objects on loan to Hackensacks New Jersey Naval Museum the week of Oct. 17.

There are about a hundred Navy-owned artifacts on display in the New Jersey Naval Museum.  The remainder of the museums collection is not Navy-owned and will not be moved.

Navy officials determined it was necessary to take this step after it was learned this past May that the owners of the land on which the museum currently resides have terminated the museums lease and plan to redevelop the site.  At that time, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), which is responsible for the Navys 400,000+ historic artifact collection, sent a team of curators to the museum to assess the condition of the loaned artifacts, many of which are one-of-a-kind objects from naval history.  The team determined that the lack of proper environmental conditions in the museum is causing general deterioration to artifacts owned by the Navy.  Many of the artifacts, particularly those displayed outdoors, were found to have suffered serious physical degradation.

After the initial assessment revealed degradation of the artifacts, NHHC asked the New Jersey Naval Museum to provide a detailed technical and funding plan to relocate the NHHC artifacts to a suitable site, to conduct a conservation assessment and initiate conservation, and to improve accountability for loaned artifacts in keeping with their loan agreement and common curatorial standards.  The museum was not able to provide a clear plan with funding sources by the deadline, so it was necessary for the Navy to recover the artifacts to protect the history they represent.

We share the concern of veterans whose story is contained in these historic artifacts, said Jay Thomas, Ph.D., NHHCs assistant director for collection management. This step is difficult, because sharing our Navys history is an important part of our mission.  However, so is protecting the collection.  We look forward to a time when the New Jersey Naval Museum has found a new home for its collection of artifacts and we can again begin discussion with its managers on how to once again share Navy artifacts with their visitors.

In the meantime, Thomas says that after the Navy-owned artifacts are returned to Navy possession, they will be fully assessed and, as necessary, receive proper conservation to ensure they remain intact and ready for display.

NHHC, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy's unique and enduring contributions through our nation's history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis, and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, ten museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus.

--NHHC--

NOTE TO MEDIA: For additional information about naval history, please contact Paul Taylor with the Naval History and Heritage Commands Communication and Outreach division at 202-500-9946, 202-433-7880 or via email at william.p.taylor@navy.mil

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