Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable

The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or if you have additional questions.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

America Returns to sea! In June 2007 the USS America Carrier Veterans Association got their wish - returning 'America' back to sea.

 Artists Rendoring of Precommissioning Unit America LHA 6
 Naming Ceremony of USS America LHA 6 with Board of Directors of USS America Carrier Veterans Association, Walt Wait, President (dark suite to right of placard).  SECNAV just to left of placard, Ships Sponsor Lynne Pace just left of SECNAV.  Wharf Rat is last one on the right.
 SECNAV, Miss America 2008, Mrs. Lynne Pace, Ships Sponsor, and General Peter Pace, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs
 Miss America 2008 with Wharf Rat's daughter
Keel Authentication Ceremony, July 2009, Pascagula, MS

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