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.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Never, ever forget
MURMANSK, Russia (Sept. 3, 2011) Sailors assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) place flowers at the graves of American merchant mariners who died supporting the Polar Convoys. The convoys were a series of cargo routes from the United Kingdom and North America delivering vital supplies to the Soviet Union during World War II. Carr is on a three-month deployment 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 2nd Class Jeff Troutman/Released)