City Leaders Discuss Plans to Move LST 325 Downriver

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It sailed in north Africa, Italy, and stormed the beaches at Normandy. Soon, an Evansville icon could add another chapter to its history book.

The famed warship LST-325 could make a move downriver.

City leaders were working on the plans Monday night.

Progress on the new land-based Tropicana casino continues, which means the life of the riverboat is coming to an end.

That’s where the LST-325 comes in.

Board members of the boat have supported the move toward downtown Evansville for years.

Tropicana says it plans to remove the boat from the riverfront once the land-based casino opens.

The Port Authority of Evansville is meeting Monday night to discuss logistics.

They call it an agreement to investigate the feasibility of moving the old warship museum to a more visible location out of Marina Pointe.

Tropicana has offered $1 million to help with the move.

LST board members estimate the move could lead to tripled attendance at the ship if it’s docked downtown.

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