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USS Orleck opens to visitors after Hurricane Ian delay

USS Orleck deck
Raymon Troncoso
The deck of the USS Orleck.

The USS Orleck — the centerpiece of the Jacksonville Naval Museum — opens to the public Wednesday after a weeklong delay caused by Hurricane Ian.

The ship has been docked on the Northbank since March, and that is where it will stay for now, but that is not the floating museum’s permanent home.

Daniel Bean, the president of the Jacksonville Naval Museum, said plans for the Orleck to move to the Shipyards, also known as “Pier 1,” are in the works. The move could happen within six months, Bean said.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.