Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Do you want to help save the USS Olympia?

Well, there is something you can do.

There is a group in Philadelphia that just formed several months ago and received a non profit status. Their only concern is preserving and keeping Olympia safe from becoming an artificial reef.

They are
The Friends of The cruiser Olympia. Pay them a visit and if you wish, join them in serving a historic and one of a kind ship.

Just a few facts from their site;
  • World’s oldest floating steel warship.
  • Sole surviving naval ship of Spanish-American War and revived American Steel Navy.
  • Dewey’s flagship at Battle of Manila Bay, marking U.S. emergence as world power.
  • National Historic Landmark and one-of-a-kind, as no sister ships were built.
  • Carried body of the Unknown Soldier from France to U.S. in 1921.
  • Awarded “Official Project” status of Save America’s Treasures program.
  • National Historic Engineering Landmark, due to her triple-expansion steam engines, the first installed in a U.S. Navy ship.

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