By CAROL COMEGNO
Workers cut off 35 feet from the
battleship New Jersey's main mast
and shortened several smaller
masts Tuesday in preparation for
its trip under the Walt Whitman
Bridge Thursday on its final journey home to its namesake state.
The ship will leave the former
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard between 8 and 9 a.m. It is scheduled
to dock between 10 and 11 a.m. at a
temporary berth at the Beckett
Street Marine Terminal of the
South Jersey Port Corp., near
The best sites to see the ship's
trip will be at the old League Island
Ferry area on Soupy Island in Na
tional Park, Proprietor's Park in
Gloucester City, Wiggins Water
front Park behind the E-Centre in
Camden and the southern end of
Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
The ship is to be moved in August to the port corporation's
Broadway terminal for renovations and will eventually rest behind the nearby E-Centre as a
floating museum in late 2001.