Digital Photos  -  October 18, 1999  -  Day 37

Picture #84

Governor Christie Whitman speaks to USS New Jersey
veterans and supporters Sunday about the historic
value of the ship, the Panama Canal and the future
of her symbolic role.

Picture #85

Governor Christie Whitman and U.S. Senator Frank
Lautenberg listen as U.S. Secretary of the Army
and Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission Louis
Caldera address a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Picture #93

Governor Christie Whitman gives everyone ashore at
Miraflores her own salute at a job well done Balboa
to Miraflores Locks.

Picture #94

New Jerseyans cast their vote for USS New Jersey's
homecoming, as they watch the ship arrive at the
Miraflores Locks Observation Tower.

Picture #95

The USS New Jersey is pulled by electric locomotives through the Miraflores locks at the Panama Canal Monday.  It will take two more days for the Battleship to complete the journey through the waterway.  The New Jersey is expected to arrive in Philadelphia on Nov. 7.  (Chris LaChall / Courier-Post)

Picture #98

Governor Christie Whitman, on Sea Victory's forward deck, thanks Captain Kaare Ogaard for bringing the "Big J" homeward, with Crowley's President Thomas Crowley joining them.

Picture #101

Vince Falso, President of the Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society, shows how true veteran Jerseyman know how to take advantage of BB-62's comforts.

Picture #102

News photographers and reporters stretch over New Jersey's
rails to catch every second of her passage through Miraflores locks this morning.

Picture #100

The USS New Jersey approaches Miraflores Locks this morning
on a perfect day in a perfect historical setting with all on
board in perfect spirits.

Picture #103

A Panama Canal Commission tow engineer gives New Jersey's passengers a thumbs-up salute to a job going very well this morning at Miraflores locks.

Picture #105

A Canal operator watches closely as USS New Jersey scrapes
the sides of the Miraflores locks this morning in what has
become customary through her 10 Canal transits.

Picture #104

Governor Christie Whitman displays her Canal Pilot's cap, an honor the Panamanians offered after she gave her BB-62
cap to a tow engineer earlier at Miraflores.

Picture #99

Governor Christie Whitman was every camera's star attraction
on board the battleship New Jersey today as she approached
the first locks of the Panama Canal.


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