- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A tugboat that survived Pearl Harbor has finally arrived at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum more than a decade after the U.S. Navy donated the vessel to North Little Rock.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1I8j886 ) reports that the Hoga arrived at the museum on Monday. The Hoga earned National Historic Landmark status for its crew’s work fighting fires and rescuing survivors during the Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack.

Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays began working on getting the tugboat to the city in 2000. The vessel will open to the public during a Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony at the museum on Dec. 7.

Some museum officials had feared that the Hoga, awarded to the city in 2005, would not arrive in time for the ceremony due to delays.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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