Navy Ships, Jets Arriving in Seattle for Seafair

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SEATTLE (AP) — Three Navy ships arrive in Seattle Tuesday’s for the Seafair celebration.

The amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans, the guided missile cruiser Bunker Hill and guided missile destroyer Halsey will dock on the waterfront with three Canadian Navy ships and a Coast Guard vessel. The Parade of Ships & Flight takes place on Wednesday, August 1 at 1:45pm. Tours will take place Thursday – Sunday.

The Navy’s Blue Angels jets also are arriving in Seattle. They’ll practice Thursday and Friday and perform Saturday and Sunday over the hydroplane race course on Lake Washington.

During the practices and air show, the Interstate 90 floating bridge will be closed to traffic.

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— Copyright 2012 The Associated Press with contributions by tamacbsseattle.

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