Updated 04/04/2012 02:56 PM
U.S.S. Slater kicks off 15th season
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The U.S.S. Slater officially opened for its 15th season in the Capital Region. And after a long application process, this is the first year the Slater is an officially-designated National Historic Landmark. The ship is now open to the public for touring Wednesday through Sunday.
The Slater did undergo some restoration and maintenance over the winter, and volunteers said they are looking forward to another season in downtown Albany, especially with the new designation. Some volunteers offer visitors a firsthand account to how the ship was used during World War II.
" We still have World War II Vets here giving tours, that served in the navy in the 50s and 60s, so this is a chance to get first hand contact with the guys who actually sailed on the ships," said Tim Rizzuto, Director at U.S.S. Slater.
Admission costs $7 for adults and $5 for children, and is open through November. The Slater will be closed on Easter.
For more information about events at the Slater, visit www.ussslater.org.