Can the Portland Waterfront Accommodate an Aircraft Carrier? (NY Times)

Portland, Maine, and the state of Rhode Island are competing to provide a new home to the USS John F. Kennedy, a decommissioned  aircraft carrier that’s 1,050 feet long and 267 feet wide at the flight deck. Some fear that the ship, christened in 1969 by 9-year-old Caroline Kennedy, is way too big for the Portland waterfront.