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 if you have additional questions.


Friday, September 7, 2012

CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday

CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday: Time to revisit the Battle of Westerplatte - as a final chapter has closed . For a heroes obit, I hope they don't mind if I steal 90% - i...

A hero goes today - prayers to his family

Bob Odegaard, veteran air show pilot in a P-51 and F4U Super Corsair, dies in a plane crash today

Photo: Bob Odegaard - Very 1st National Aviation Heritage Invitational winner in 1999, with his first Super Corsair. So sad that he's gone.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CDR Salamander: Those Sneaky Dutch Bastards ...

CDR Salamander: Those Sneaky Dutch Bastards ...: Hey .... they are the peoples' representatives. One of America's finest! Save yourself the trouble of excessive drain bramage and go strai...

Sometime Sal is just to funny