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 email@example.com if you have additional questions.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The G W comes back home!
YOKOSUKA, Japan (April 20, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka after an underway period. George Washington departed Yokosuka in response to the complex nature of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan. George Washington is in a routine maintenance period and departed Yokosuka March 21 with more than 580 civilian contractors and shipyard workers embarked, who continued to conduct maintenance while the ship was underway and during two port visits to Sasebo. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony R. Hayes/Released)