Category Archives: Ships

A grand future ahead for the S.S. United States

After waiting for announcement regarding the S.S. United States, I was excited to hear even better news than expected. What I’d heard prior to that was the possibility of the ship being moved from its current dock near Penn’s Landing … Continue reading

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A love of all things maritime

My grandmother, on my mother’s side of the family, always loved the ocean and maritime history. Sailboats and tall ships, as well as lighthouses, made up the common decor theme in her house. From a young age, I inherited her … Continue reading

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Further exploring on the SS United States

The past year brought about several favorite travel experiences, from local to international. For my first post of 2015, I thought I’d write about revisiting the S.S. United States for another photo tour. This was my favorite local excursion of … Continue reading

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Favorite travels of 2013 in photos

This wild winter already has me thinking of fun things to check out as soon as the chilly air warms up with spring.  Now that it’s only a few weeks away, I’m even more eager to get out to various … Continue reading

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A photo tour of the S.S. United States

My interest in the S.S. United States began a few years back during a visit to Penn’s Landing for Navy Week festivities.  The ship’s two rusted stacks rose high above buildings which hid the body of it from view.  Aside … Continue reading

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Titanic-themed travel and celebrating Irish spirit

As we approach another St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to begin my March posts by focusing on Ireland themes.  A while back, I was watching the History Channel program, “Lost Worlds” and the particular episode was called “Building the Titanic.”  … Continue reading

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A first-time visit to Fort Mifflin for re-enactments

This past Veterans Day weekend brought another re-enactment event at Philly’s historic Fort Mifflin and my first visit to the site.  One of the guys volunteering to direct parking asked, “Are you a participant or watching the re-enactment?”  Of course, … Continue reading

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