HACKENSACK, N.J. – No one can agree on what to do with a World War II-era submarine in the Hackensack River, the New York Times reports .
The U.S.S. Ling is larger than a football field, and is located in the river, off River Street, and behind the Heritage Diner, the story says.
The sub was originally brought to the river in the early 1970’s, when the Navy offered it to local veterans to use for the theme of a museum, according to the article.
But that plan ran into problems, such as the river filling with silt which led the vessel to get stuck in the muck, and Hurricane Sandy leaving the vessel inaccessible, the story says.