Save the Olympia!!!
CDR Salamander writes:
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.