Historic Pearl Harbor structure to be restored thanks to two new grants

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have awarded a $250,000 grant to Pacific Historic Parks that will help restore one of the historic Battleship Row mooring quays at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The quays, which are structures built on the land next to the water that are used by ships for loading and unloading, are the last structures remaining from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Three quays are part of the multistate World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which includes the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

The project is among 20 park historic sites across the country competing for the grants from Partners in Preservation, a campaign funded by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Winners were determined by votes cast online at www.VoteYourPark.org.

The Pearl Harbor project would restore six concrete mooring quays lining Battleship Row.

Steel components of the structures are rusting, and the moorings may collapse if they are not restored.

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