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The NY Times had an very nice graphic showing how the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier would be moved from Pier 86 off the West Side in Manhattan, towed down the Hudson, and then docked in Bayonne for repairs. Sadly, the Intrepid's move was canceled because the six tugboats ("combined 21,790 horsepower") can't move the huge vessel!

Planners had selected today for the move, because it's the highest tide of the year, but high tide had nothing on 24 years of sitting in the Hudson. We imagine this is the Intrepid's silent protest about leaving the Big Apple.

There's video on CNN

Photograph of tugboats trying to pull the Intrepid by Jason DeCrow/AP