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S.S. Grand View ~ The Ship Hotel
No attraction along the Lincoln Highway caught the attention and imagination of motorists like the Ship Hotel. It served travelers from 1932 til the late 1980s. Since then, fans kept hoping it would reopen ... while fearing it might first slide down the mountain.
 
Our hopes and dreams were dashed early on October 26, 2001, when the Ship burned down. Below are some postcards to remember it by. And in 2010 I have a book coming out about the Ship.

A 1998 story about its decline:
http://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19981115ship6.asp
 
Breaking news the morning of the fire:
http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/20011026shipwreck1027p5.asp
 
More news the next day:
http://www.post-gazette.com/regionstate/20011027ship1027p2.asp
 
After three Lincoln Highway restaurant fires, suspicions of arson:
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/regional/s_2647.html
 
April 2002 story about a small replica planned for the site:
http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20020423ship0423p6.asp
 
 
 
 
 
 
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