RI Town Seeks Retired Aircraft Carrier


A vote last week by Middletown, Rhode Island’s Town Council in support of bringing the retired aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy to Rhode Island to use as a museum will help move the project forward, according to an article in the Providence Journal.

The non-profit Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame, which has been working since 2010 to bring the aircraft carrier to Rhode Island, hopes to dock the ship on federal land at the naval station. The plan is to locate the carrier at the Navy’s northernmost pier and move the fence line so it is accessible to the public. This plan would free visitors from having to go through the Navy base’s strict security.

Read more: Providence Journal