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Historic WWII tugboat docks in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A tugboat with a place in history now has a permanent place to stay in North Little Rock.

The ship known as the USS Hoga helped hustle naval ships out of Pearl Harbor during the attack in 1941.

Historians think it's one of the last remaining ships still on the water that took part in that battle.

Now, the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum hopes she becomes a floating history lesson here alongside the submarine, the SS Razorback.

"We're one of two cities in the world. Honolulu, Hawaii and North Little Rock, Arkansas that has a vessel from the first day of the war with Japan and the attacks and the last day," said Bob Major, Executive Director of the North Little Rock Visitors and Convention Bureau.

The museum still needs the money to get the Hoga restored, especially below deck.

For now visitors can only come on to the main deck. To donate, click here.