That would be a tragedy but these ship museums never are profitable enough to maintain a ship.
They are more important, more profitable as museums than $200 million dollar “art” projects (er, graffiti contests) in the inner city for juvenile delinquents....
“That would be a tragedy but these ship museums never are profitable enough to maintain a ship.”
And do we keep things in museums only based upon their profit? The land at Gettysburg would make a great subdivision. This would truly be as bad as sinking the original USS Constitution, Old Ironsides.
Of all the absolute garbage the government spends money on,,, they would sink this ship?
We hand it out money like *confetti* to ungrateful african dictators,,,also to North Korea,, promise 43 BILLION to the UN for Global warming, we buy rifles and Grenade launchers for the PLO,,
Probably the money the US govt spends on condoms and syringes for addicts would restore this treasure many times over.
How about another crazy INSANE idea,, sell Pelosi’s 757 with free liquor, she flies commercial and the USS Olymia is saved!
This is a unique bit of American Naval history which should be preserved. If Obama can come up with another $200B pork-ulous package, seems we should have $20M to rennovate this great old ship and keep it going, IMHO