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

Commissioning a US Navy Warship - The Great Start of American History. I've had the good fortune of attending 3 ceremonies in the last two years.

USS Gravely DDG 107 Commissioning Day - Wharf Rat on deck!
 Commissioning Day in San Diego, USS Makin Island LHD 8, October 2009.  Wharf Rat with the middle kid
Commissioning Day, January 2009, USS George H W Bush with the oldest on the flight deck right above the date stamp on the photo
        Every US Navy Ship I've ever been on has been tied to a wharf, museum or active duty.  I need to get my sea bag and get to see the sea!

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