After 1.3M miles, end of an era for research ship

December 5, 2014 5:20 AM

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 photo crew member Leo Fitz sends out a heaving line from the research vessel Knorr as it approaches the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute docks, in Woods Hole, Mass. The Knorr, which sailed more than 1.3 million miles in the name of science, is being decommissioned after more than 40 years as the workhorse of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research fleet. It docked for good Wednesday to fireworks and a cannon salute. (AP Photo/Cape Cod Times, Steve Heaslip)

In this Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 photo Jeff Hood, right, crew member of the research vessel Knorr, gets a hug from his wife Annette, left, after docking at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass. The Knorr, which sailed more than 1.3 million miles in the name of science, is being ...

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