|The old Merrill Field tower cap will sit on a one story base under construction on the shore of Lake Hood Float Plane Base on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Alaska Aviation Museum plans on having the tower cap opened for visitors this summer with the Ted Stevens International tower radio traffic piped in. The tower will be open fro visitors and can be reserved for parties. In the background is the museum’s Consolidated PBY Catalina which was retrieved from western Alaska in 1987. The museum currently has a grant from BP for free admission for school groups. To the right of the tower cap is the partial fuselage of a 1935 Sikorsky S-43 Clipper flying boat. The majority of the fuselage was converted into a boat by Kenai resident Ted Morris and was acquired by the museum in 1988. (BOB HALLINEN — Anchorage Daily News)|
More pix from April found here.