CLEVELAND — The WWII submarine USS Cod is coming back home this weekend after undergoing renovations in Erie, Pennsylvania.
After more than seven weeks of hull sandblasting, removing wasted metal, fitting new steel and applying new paint at the Donjon ShipBuilding facility in Erie, the USS Cod will be refloated for the return tow home to Cleveland this week.
"Everyone involved has done an amazing job in making Cod shipshape, but we're ready to come home and get back to giving tours," said Farace.
The Cod crew hopes to get their sub back to Cleveland next weekend if the tug can arrive in Erie on Friday or Saturday.
The tow is expected to take about 13 hours and will follow the close off-shore route taken on its way to Erie on June 13.
A formal "welcome home" event is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at the USS Cod's dock, 1201 N. Marginal Road.
Tours are expected to resume once she's back in Cleveland and has a brow installed. Tours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.
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