- Aug 29, 2000
Ballard's Institute at Mystic ,CT Aquarium was supposed to unveil it's "Icons of the Sea" exhibit today at 5- I was just leaving to attend when the phone rang and it is cancelled due to a wreck of the semi-tractor trailer bringing 16 famous ships from Michigan's Fine Art Models homebase. The five MILLION dollar exhibit skidded 200 feet on a retaining wall near a 190 foot gorge on route 80 in Pennsylvania. The models may take up to 6 months to repair. The case containing the 18 foot Titanic model suffered paint damage from broken glass and lifeboat damage. Other famous ships included the Arizona, Indiannapolis and Bismarck. The builder, Gary Kohls said "This time she survived." What a story at this time of the year!