By Donna Littlejohn, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/02/2012 12:10:19 PM PDT
The ship won’t open for tours for more than a month yet, but San Pedro’s fascination with the USS Iowa already is at a near fever pitch. Spectators came out again this morning to watch the World War II battleship being towed from its offshore anchor.
Dozens of people — many with binoculars and long-lens cameras — lined local bluff tops and rooftops to watch the big battlewagon being towed around the breakwater and into a temporary berth in the Port of Los Angeles’ outer harbor.
“Spectacular,” one woman as a large crowd of people watched almost silently from a harbor lookout on Gaffey Street.
“Awesome,” said another.
One woman began clapping as the big ship finally made the turn inside the breakwater, dwarfing the Angels Gate Lighthouse on the tip of the rocky barrier.
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