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In preservation on September 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

The most immediate need of the USS Olympia is funding.

Preservationists, historians and others interested in the survival of the Olympia should be aware that when Congress authorized the US Navy to release the Olympia to an outside organization for preservation in 1957, it stipulated that preservation should be done at no cost to the government. Consequently, without further Congressional action to reverse that decision, the Olympia will not receive federal funding. With the current funding model, private, corporate and municipal donations must be used to pay for the ship’s stabilization, restoration and operation. Read the rest of this entry »