Especially poignant to me, having just finished reading US Cruisers 1883-1904, comes the news that the Independence Seaport Museum in Philly isn't going to have the dough to keep Dewey's flagship from Manila Bay, the USS Olympia, afloat.
Barring fresh sponsorship, the last floating pre-Dreadnought iron warship in the world is going to wind up as a piece of marine habitat off the coast of New Jersey, whose gun laws she probably violates in thirty dozen ways.
It seems a lowdown dirty shame; hopefully a private benefactor will turn up. (And wouldn't the events of the morning of 1 May, 1898 make a splendid movie? Surely somebody in Hollywood might be inclined to chip in in order to keep this fabulous future movie set afloat...)
(H/T to Snowflakes in Hell.)