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.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Whistle while they work??
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 14, 2011) Sailors aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) scrub down the flight deck as the ship prepares to enter port. Essex is returning to Sasebo after completing a three-month patrol of the western Pacific Ocean, which included disaster relief operations in Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Adam M. Bennett/Released)