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Battleship Texas leaving San Jacinto Battleground for good over decline in visits

A decline in visits to the San Jacinto Battleground leaves keepers of the aging ship no choice but to seek a new home.

By Steven Romo
Thursday, May 30, 2019

https://abc13.com/5320537/

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Battleship Texas, a 107-year-old relic of both World Wars, is set to pull up its anchors and depart from the San Jacinto Battleground.

Visitors have until the end of the year to book tours of the historic battleship before it is moved permanently from the Houston area.

Bruce Bramlett with the Battleship Texas Foundation said the main reason for the move is because it doesn't have enough paid visitors to maintain the ship.

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A bill passed unanimously in the legislature which will provide Battleship Texas $35 million for repairs before it is taken to its new home. The measure mentioned the upper Texas coast as the general region for the new home, but no specific site has been chosen, Bramlett said.

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