Museum opens early abourd carrier Hornet ALAMEDA - The World War II aircraft carrier Hornet opened as a museum on Thursday, the only attraction of its kind on the West Coast. The museum is a "work in progress" and there is still much to be done, according to Bob Rogers, spokesman for the Hornet Foundation The gala opening celebration is slated for Oct. 17, but officials decided to allow early tours because of public interest. Worls War II fighter planes and other exhibits weren't in place. However, visitors could venture about the 899-foot warship that was saved from the scrap heap by volunteers in 1995.
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