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WOODEN BOATS and IRON MEN

"GIVE ME A FAST SHIP FOR I INTEND TO GO IN HARMS WAY"
John Paul Jones

SAVE THE PT BOAT INC. was formed by a group of gray-haired ex-PT boaters to take custody of an historic relic, PT 658, a  World-War II motor torpedo boat, and restore it to original operating condition, with full armament and three 1,850 horsepower Packard V-12 engines.

In keeping with Oregon's maritime tradition, we intend to operate and display the boat in the Pacific Northwest as a living memorial to the thousands of U.S. sailors who manned these tiny warships in nearly every WW II theater: The Atlantic, the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific, the Aleutians and the Philippines.

In our effort to restore PT 658, Save The PT Boat, Inc. has enjoyed generous assistance from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and USCG, the Oregon and Washington National Guard; the Oregon Military Museum, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Peter Tare (The National Organization of WW II PT Boat officers), and numerous corporate and individual contributors.

Many unpaid volunteers, including ex-PT boaters, have repaired the wooden hull and three original Packard engines. In restoring the boat, they have paid attention to the smallest detail making the boat as close to its original condition as possible. PT 658 is owned by Save The PT Boat Inc. of Portland, Oregon.

Save The PT Boat, Inc. has accomplished quite a lot, but we still need help for a museum and restoring and maintaining the boat and other items. Your contributions of cash or equipment are greatly appreciated and are deductible on Federal and Oregon State personal and corporate income tax returns. Our IRS tax number is 93-1162295.

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