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Sunday, December 15

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This weekend will be your last chance to see the U-505 submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry before the German U-boat is moved to its new $35 million underground home. The Daily Herald reports that "crews will move the 252-foot-long, 37-foot-wide boat from its current spot at the south end of the museum to its new location at the museum's northeast corner, about 500 yards away. Doesn't sound too difficult, until you consider that the boat weighs 700 tons and has been rusting away for the better part of the last 50 years." The process is expected to take more than a week, but the new exhibit location won't be opened until next year. Find out more about the history of the submarine, including a virtual tour, at the museum's website.

 
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