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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Join the Navy and shoot missle's(?), uh, unfurl sails on a 200+ year old warship!
CHARLESTOWN, Mass (April 28, 2011) Sailors practice furling and unfurling a sail aboard USS Constitution for the first time since the ship began a restoration period in 2007. Sailors assigned to Constitution routinely work to improve seamanship skills in preparation for possibly sailing the ship for the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald/Released)