Officials say the Spanish-American War-era ship will remain docked at Penn’s Landing after efforts to find it a home elsewhere in the country fell through.
Dozens of people, many of them veterans of the submarine service, gathered at Penn’s Landing on Monday to remember those who gave their lives below the waves.
The ceremony was held Saturday in front of the USS Olympia to honor those who served in our armed forces.
The USS Olympia, a cruiser built in the late 1800s, has served as a glimpse into the past since opening to the public as a museum in 1958.
Caretakers of a deteriorating piece of maritime military history hope to have its future secured by next summer and continue working to ensure it stays afloat in the meantime.
The convention takes place aboard the historic USS Olympia, berthed at Penn’s Landing, through Sunday.
The process of transferring the USS Olympia to a new caretaker is moving forward.
Six groups vying to become custodian of an historic US naval cruiser now berthed in Philadelphia have passed the first hurdle in the takeover process.
This Friday through Sunday, the living history crew aboard the USS Olympia will give visitors a historical look back at life on the Spanish-American war cruiser.
Jesse Lebovics, manager of the historic ships for the Independence Seaport Museum, says letters of intent to acquire the Spanish American war crusier are expected from at least five groups in Philadelphia, Baltimore, North Carolina and California.
The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.
The summit drew a TV crew from, of all places, the Ukraine, evidence of the ship’s storied past.
The US Coast Guard cutter barque “Eagle” arrived at Penn’s Landing this morning on the first stop of its 75th-anniversary tour across the Atlantic.
We told you yesterday that a West Coast group wants to make a bid for the USS Olympia, the nearly 120-year-old cruiser now at Penn’s Landing, and they’ll get their chance this spring.
The USS Olympia, berthed at Penn’s Landing, has a new suitor a continent away, but the venerable warship needs money whether it’s to stay or go.