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.
Monday, July 11, 2011
I missed my calling - I wish I would've been a shooter - the Wharf Rat
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (July 8, 2011) A landing signal enlisted aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) launches an AV-8B Harrier assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced). Bataan is the command ship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Turner/Released)