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World War II ship freed from Kentucky lake returns to Indiana port

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 9:10 am

EVANSVILLE — A restored World War II troop landing ship that spent two days stuck in a western Kentucky lake has arrived back at its Indiana home port.

The LST-325 pulled into its Ohio River dock at Evansville Thursday evening after being freed a day earlier from Lake Barkley.

Relatives of crew members and others waited for the ship's arrival. Betty Voelker tells WFIE-TV she was disappointed when the ship was stranded with her husband, Jim, on board.

The ship's captain told the Evansville Courier & Press that it wasn't damaged.

The ship was returning to Evansville after a trip on the Cumberland River to Tennessee for stops at Nashville and Clarksville.