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June 27, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The merchant ship Lane Victory, which was at the root of a ruckus at the Port of Los Angeles last week when a group of merchant seamen refused to move it from its berth, will be relocated today under a last-minute compromise agreement between the seamen and the Los Angeles Harbor Department. The 455-foot-long, 7,000-ton ship will be moved from Berth 55 to nearby Berth 52, where port officials will permit it to remain while the seamen attempt to renovate the vessel and convert it into a floating museum and memorial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The merchant ship Lane Victory, which was at the root of a ruckus at the Port of Los Angeles last week when a group of merchant seamen refused to move it from its berth, will be relocated today under a last-minute compromise agreement between the seamen and the Los Angeles Harbor Department. The 455-foot-long, 7,000-ton ship will be moved from Berth 55 to nearby Berth 52, where port officials will permit it to remain while the seamen attempt to renovate the vessel and convert it into a floating museum and memorial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The merchant ship Lane Victory, a hulking, 455-foot-long, 7,000-ton vessel that had been mothballed near San Francisco for two decades, has made its grand entrance at the Port of Los Angeles, where it is tied up at Berth 55 and is creating quite a stir. The Los Angeles Harbor Department doesn't want it there. But that hasn't stopped a feisty bunch of crusty old seamen who are trying to convert the former cargo ship into a museum that would honor their comrades who died at sea. Last week, the group, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, defied port officials and arranged for their ship to be towed to Los Angeles Harbor, knowing they had no place to berth it. "They were towed down from San Francisco, essentially without a place to go," Harbor Department spokeswoman Julia Nagano said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
The merchant ship Lane Victory, a hulking, 455-foot-long, 7,000-ton vessel that had been mothballed near San Francisco for two decades, has made its grand entrance at the Port of Los Angeles, where it is tied up at Berth 55 and is creating quite a stir. The Los Angeles Harbor Department doesn't want it there. But that hasn't stopped a feisty bunch of crusty old seamen who are trying to convert the former cargo ship into a museum that would honor their comrades who died at sea. Last week, the group, members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II, defied port officials and arranged for their ship to be towed to Los Angeles Harbor, knowing they had no place to berth it. "They were towed down from San Francisco, essentially without a place to go," Harbor Department spokeswoman Julia Nagano said.
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