The upper deck of Olympia

At this point, Pops almost ran out of luck – the upper deck is closed at that time of year, but a person closing up the ship was kind enough to let him up there to inspect the recently restored wooden wheelhouse, and the armored wheelhouse down below.

Considering the dire condition of the Olympia – she is in danger of sinking if an overhaul is not done – they have done a good job keeping her afloat and in much better shape than some other warships Pops had toured.  Pops says she is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world, and was a major factor in the United States becoming a world power during the Spanish American War.

Getting off, Pops took more pictures, and rejoined Mum and Trixie, who had left the museum. We returned to the car, and found our way to the hotel, where we got Room 1111 again, something that delighted all three of us.


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