Tours of the USS Anchorage have closed early due to an overwhelming response, according to Lindsey Whitt, spokeswoman for the mayor's office.
Just after 5 p.m. 1,500 people were waiting to see the ship, she said. No more people will be allowed to get in line.
The ship will stay open until midnight to accommodate tours for those who were already in line before the decision was made to shut things down.
Anchorage Daily News