Saturday, July 23, 2011


A visit to the cruiser OLYMPIA in 100 degree weather gave me a real feeling of thankfulness to the Navy guys that ran the iron ship. 40 officers and 400 men, most of whom shoveled coal, ash, and fed the boilers, kept her moving. We were sweating without doing any work. Can't imagine the environment crowed, hot, and not very much ventilation. The modern Navy is a lot more human friendly.
OLYMPIA is a real time capsule of life for her time; social, technological, economics, everything. Amazing ship still at Penn's Landing in Philly.

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