By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
For the second time in seven months, area residents gathered along the beaches and jetties on South Padre Island to witness a piece of floating history, as the USS Saratoga made its final journey through the shipping channel early Friday morning.
One of only four Forrestal-class supercarriers built by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, the Saratoga’s final destination was the Port of Brownsville, where the venerable warship will be cut up and sold for scrap.
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