Evansville to spend $2.8M for WWII warship move

By The Associated Press

EVANSVILLE — City officials are planning to spend nearly $2.8 million toward building a new dock and visitor center near downtown Evansville for a restored World War II naval vessel that’s been based in the city since 2005.

Officials say the money will come from the city’s riverboat gaming fund, which has about $28 million available.

Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer tells the Evansville Courier & Press that costly changes must be made at the Ohio River dock previously used by the Tropicana Evansville casino riverboat to meet Army Corp of Engineers regulations.

Tropicana paid $25 million to the fund as it moved to a new on-shore casino last year.

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