Editor's note: The above video is from June 7, 2019 addressing claims the ship could sink as it is transported from the ship channel.
HOUSTON -- If you are planning to take a trip to La Porte to visit the Battleship Texas, you'll want to do it sooner than later.
Starting July 8 the ship will be closed to the public Monday through Thursday. On weekends it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you previously made reservations to visit the ship during the week, those will still be honored during July and August.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says the partial closure will allow for staff to catalog and store thousands of artifacts found on the ship. Visitors are warned to expect a different visual experience each week as different artifacts are removed.
Crews are preparing the ship for transport so it can get much-needed repairs. The ship's ultimate destination, post repairs, still has not been determined although its said that it will return to Texas.
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