Groups move to protect historic moorings at Pearl Harbor

Groups move to protect historic moorings at Pearl Harbor

By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The National Park Service and the nonprofit group Pacific Historic Parks are launching an effort to preserve the battleship moorings at Pearl Harbor.

These are the structures the USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma and other Pearl Harbor battleships were attached to when Japanese planes attacked the naval base on Dec. 7, 1941.

Partners in Preservation is starting a fundraising campaign on Wednesday to support the effort. Partners in Preservation is an initiative created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express to preserve historic places in the U.S.

The moorings are a series of concrete quays lining Battleship Row next to Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

The Historic Hawaii Foundation says the quays are mounted above water on concrete legs. They are painted white for high visibility.

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