The SS Columbus Society is a 501C3 Educational Organisation dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of cooperation between the German crew of the SS Columbus and the USA. In 1939 the Crew of the SS Columbus was stranded far from home in a world at war. They bounced from place to place in the USA and they finally found a home for the duration of the war at Fort Stanton. There with nothing but simple tools and determination they created a vibrant community; they built housing, gardens providing fresh food, a library, stables, a large recreation hall and even an Olympic swimming pool
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