EarthCam Webcasts USS Intrepid Triumphant Return to New Permanent Berth
Restored Icon’s Journey Webcast Live from Ship’s Mast and Other Locations
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New York, October 2, 2008 -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world renowned premier website featuring live webcams, will webcast live from the completely restored USS Intrepid as it travels upstream to a redesigned Pier 86.
EarthCam, in cooperation with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, will present one of a kind live on board views of the voyage upriver from the top of the mast and other shipboard locations. Views of the ship’s docking at the new pier from a unique location atop a nearby building will also be available. Viewers of the ship’s approximately 3-hour voyage from Staten Island to the pier on Manhattan's Westside will witness the success of a 22-month, $120 million renovation of the historic 27,000-ton aircraft carrier and its permanent berth.
After its December 5, 2006 tug tow from the mud along its permanent pier, the ship was repainted in Bayonne, NJ and refurbished in Staten Island, NY. The preservation of the mighty aircraft carrier and creation of a new park-like Pier 86 is expected to draw million’s of international visitors. The museum includes 30 restored aircraft, the former USS Growler submarine and the Concorde. The new design also creates a unique journey through spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual multi-sensory technology.
New to the Intrepid will be an EarthCam exhibit featuring a time-lapse movie of the restoration, photos taken during the process and an exciting live feed from the top of the Intrepid mast. The feed from the ship has been visited internationally on the EarthCam and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum websites by millions.
The floating military and space museum will reopen to the public on November 8th, with an official grand opening celebration on Veterans Day, November 11th. EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world with more than 200,000 unique visitors daily. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Panasonic, NASA, Pfizer, PBS, Sprint, Chevrolet, Yahoo!, Disney, Coca-Cola, Hawaiian Tropic, Anheuser-Busch, the Seattle Space Needle, and Prudential, among others. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as international concerts, Mardi Gras, Broadway on Broadway, the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year's Eve in Times Square, and Fleet Week activities in New York.
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