The great flood of 2019! We experienced record leveling flooding in Muskogee that has overtaken the 1986 level and floated our submarine, causing it to nearly float down the river!
We have completed multiple operations to direct the boat into safety and protect the river and dams from a flooding submarine. While filling the ballast tanks secured the submarine into position, we still have to place the Batfish in a location to secure it for the future. This will all cost money and volunteer time.
This gofundme is put up here to pay the cost of relocating the USS Batfish and the cost associated with restoring the Vessel with the help of Servpro of Muskogee, Mcintosh and Tahlequah Counties. Servpro is a master in restoration and has promised to work with the Muskogee War Memorial Park in restoring the USS Batfish to prepare for many years of tours and overnight experiences!
Please consider donating the USS Batfish cause so we can continue to educate the public on the history of those who have gone on eternal patrol and the importance of submarines in World War II and beyond!
We must preserve history and we appreciate your help with educating the future generations!
Muskogee War Memorial Park Staff!