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USS Orleck’s move delayed again

Published on March 30, 2023 at 9:48 am

The look of downtown Jacksonville is getting ready to change again.

The USS Orleck is going to move from the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville to its permanent home at Pier 1, but it won’t happen as soon as the city had hoped.

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The Orleck was supposed to move Friday, but the tides that morning won’t work for towing the huge ship, said the head of the Orleck Museum, Dan Bean.

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author image Senior News Director, WJCT Public Media

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 35 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida. 

author image Senior News Director, WJCT Public Media

Randy comes to Jacksonville from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where as metro editor, he led investigative coverage of the Parkland school shooting that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has spent more than 35 years in reporting and editing positions in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Florida.