Submarine story and move. Jackson Park home. Jackson Park History. Jackson Park Timeline.
Photos by Gary Ossewaarde except the last.
|Looking across the Columbia Basin, what is that gray blob sitting beyond the Space Center dome of the Museum of Science and Industry? It's the U-505 moved south, then reversed to swing east-west, with its rear to the east. With the Space Ctr dome above, it evokes Jules Verne. On increasingly close inspection, it looks first like a beached whale, then one can see that it is borne by two sets of independently driven ranks of tires. The superstructure is truly imposing. Yet consider that this sub would be barely visible set against an aircraft carrier. Rough weather made several days wait necessary.|
Down the north straightway and around the bend toward the new exhibit pit.
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