LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The USS Abraham Lincoln is the first aircraft carrier to be docked in the Port of Los Angeles in more than 20 years.
Thousands of people have flocked to San Pedro to see the ship, which has been to both Iraq and Afghanistan, but Friday, it will be closed.
Tours of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will resume Saturday and Sunday after overflow crowds prompted the early closure of free tours on Thursday.
Cars were lined up for hours, roads were congested and despite months of planning, it was clear that officials did not anticipate the massive onslaught of crowds and traffic.
Additional shuttles will be added to Friday’s free tours of the USS Princeton, the USS Chafee and the USS Champion, which will still be available for free tours until 5 p.m.
Parking is available at the World Cruise Terminal, but attendees can expect long lines, large crowds and tons of traffic.
Navy Night will also be celebrated at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
For more information about the Port of Los Angeles and schedule for Navy Week, click here.