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USS Slater on the Hudson River at Albany

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On Monday afternoon, March 5th with the signature of the Secretary of the Interior the USS Slater became a "National Historic Landmark"!

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Congratulations on getting the designation as a National Historic Landmark. And welcome back across the river from winter anchorage and dockage in time for the coming tourist season at the Port of Albany beneath the Dunn Memorial bridge. May your coming year enhance your legend.

One of these days, I want to come visit. Am embarrased to say have been in the area since 1995 and haven't made the trip.

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It is a milestone! But, we're not stopping there!
She is planned to be in dry dock next Winter for hull maintenance.
But, when she comes out those screws should be turning again!
Then she will be a truly "living" memorial to all the service and sacrifice of that generation!

The small tug was hidden behind the stern during the move. The sound of her engines and the bow cutting through the water made it seem she was under her own power already! It was an early (0530) and cold morning. But, what a trip!
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If you look closely at the stern, you will see what I call "the little tug that could!"
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Hello,
Congratulations on getting the designation as a National Historic Landmark. And welcome back across the river from winter anchorage and dockage in time for the coming tourist season at the Port of Albany beneath the Dunn Memorial bridge. May your coming year enhance your legend.

One of these days, I want to come visit. Am embarrased to say have been in the area since 1995 and haven't made the trip.

RedDagger18
Let me know on here when you plan to visit! We'll see if we can arrange an exclusive tour that goes beyond the usual sights and right down into the heart of the ship!
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SOS A click of your mouse can help a bunch of "Old Salts"!

One major difference between the USS Slater, DE-766 and other historical ships is that she no longer is owned by the Navy. She belongs to you (Navy veterans) and to history! She receives no government funding. Yet, she is one of the best and most completely restored ships in the country. She is a tribute to the sweat, elbow grease and dedication of the Navy vets that crew her! She is a proud memorial to all who served on her decks and those that sacrificed for our freedom.

Her success has been possible by the small contributions and tours that fund her continuing to be a "living" museum. Since every little bit counts (a sailor can do a lot with $5,000), you can help contribute by just voting for her in a local funding program. The Albany, NY newspaper has a program that annually awards money to worthy causes. The USS Slater has made it the final round this year.

All you need to do is visit the link and vote! Since she is scheduled to head to the shipyard for hull repairs next week. She can use all the funding that can be found!
http://blog.timesunion.com/giving/fi...romotion/2053/

So, help your shipmates keep chipping and painting and VOTE!

You would also be helping bring her one step closer to "haze gray and underway again! OK, maybe not Haze Gray! But, how aboute Measure 32?
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