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 8, 2011
USS Essex LHD 2 off the coast of Japan
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2011) The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), left, transits in formation with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Hyuga (DDH 181). Essex and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) is operating off the coast of Kesenuma in support of Operation Tomodachi.