Category Archives: ships

York County Links with the Titanic

There has been a lot of coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster this week. As with many events, there usually seems to be some kind of York County connection. There are several local ties to the Titanic … Continue reading

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Red Lion Sailor Helped Keep Pacific Fleet Armed

The photo above, of the World War II victory celebration in the Philippines Islands Leyte Gulf, was sent back home to the editor of Red Lion Echoes by John H. Eberly, Y 3/c, USS Vesuvius AE-15. It was published, along … Continue reading

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Gold Fever Hits York County

Lewis Miller Drawing of the California Company Gold was discovered in California in early 1848. By the beginning of 1849, more adventurers from York County than you might think were headed for the gold fields, never mind the grueling voyage … Continue reading

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York Descendent Shocked by Titanic Disaster

A previous post noted that a native Yorker, Richard M. Watt, was an expert witness in court concerning why the “unsinkable” Titanic sank. Click here to read that post. No one was more surprised that April day than the vice-president … Continue reading

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York Native Expert Witness on Sinkings of Both the Titanic and U.S.S. Maine

Richard M. Watt, second from left, and the U.S.S. Maine This week’s Sunday News carried a story about a new book titled What Really Sank the Titanic. The authors came to a different conclusion that that offered by Rear Admiral … Continue reading

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