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July 23, 2014

Group hopes to save USS Olympia

  • The historic ship sits in leaky ill-repair at a museum on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
    The Olympian

    OLYMPIA — The Washington State Friends of the USS Olympia want to assuage some guilt. They want to right a 120-year-old wrong.

    The nonprofit group of high-ranking former state officials and maritime history buffs known as FOTO have launched a fund raising campaign to help save the world's oldest steel-hulled warship from the scrap heap.

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