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by Brian Butko

Download Ship Hotel, The: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway ePub
  • ISBN 0811736318
  • ISBN13 978-0811736312
  • Language English
  • Author Brian Butko
  • Publisher Stackpole Books; 1 edition (February 19, 2010)
  • Pages 96
  • Formats lrf lrf doc lit
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1911 kb
  • Size Fb2 1514 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 197

The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains along the coast-to-coast Lincoln Highway, is one of the country's all-time favorite roadside attractions. In this fascinating book--liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints--author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a monument to grand ideas, whimsy, and good old hucksterism.

Brian Butko always puts out a good product and this is no exception. I learned more about this ship in an hour than I have in the past five years.

Brian Butko always puts out a good product and this is no exception. All ship fans must, must, must have this book.

The larger-than-life hotel shaped like a ship, once lodged in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains along the .

In this fascinating book-liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints-author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a monument to grand ideas, whimsy, and good old hucksterism.

The Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway. In this fascinating book-liberally illustrated with vintage postcards, photos, and blueprints-author Brian Butko weaves together interviews and surviving documents to tell the eight-decade story of this beloved icon of the road that was also a monument to grand ideas, whimsy, and good old hucksterism.

Brian Butko, The Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole . Patricia Lowry, "Ship Hotel has sailed, but a jaunty new book honors its history and heyday," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 12, 2010.

Brian Butko, The Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2010), 34. ^ Butko, The Ship Hotel, 35. ^ a b ". Tom Gibb, "The Ship sails choppy seas," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 15, 1998. a b Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, and Mike Wilkins, "Lincoln Highway's Ship of the Alleghenies Burns," RoadsideAmerica.

Author of The Ship Hotel, Pennsylvania traveler's guide, Klondikes, Chipped Ham, & Skyscraper Cones, The Ship . The Ship Hotel: a grand view along the Lincoln Highway.

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Lincoln Highway has 3,852 members An article I wrote condensed from my book on the Ship Hotel (If you . In 1931 the first and only baby was born at the Grand View Point Hotel, 18 miles west of Bedford, Bedford County.

Lincoln Highway has 3,852 members. Howdy folks, I'm Brian and this is my LH group  .

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Dynen
When I was a kid growing up outside of Pittsburgh, almost every year my parents and I took a trip to Gettysburg, my Dad's alma mater, because he enjoyed touring the battlefield. We never took the PA Turnpike because Dad loved to drive Route 30. Although we stopped occasionally at other places in the area, we never missed the Ship Hotel for lunch or dinner on one or the other leg of our trips. I still remember standing on the deck and looking at that view (which was stunning), and I remember the telescopes, which never seemed to work very well. (My Dad always was sceptical that we could actually see "3 states and 7 counties", but we didn't care.) We always got gas at the little station across the street. I looked forward almost as much to stopping at the Ship as I did getting to our destination.

Mr. Butko's book is wonderful, and I actually got a little emotional looking at the photos, because they brought back so many pleasant memories of my parents and those enjoyable road trips we took. The book is full of great photos, and interesting text which filled me in on a lot of information about the Ship that I never knew. I believe the last time I stopped at the Ship was in 1969; and it was still thriving. I'm so thankful I didn't see it in its decline.

The Ship Hotel was one of those great places that existed in a simpler time. If you were one of the lucky people to have stopped at the Ship in the 50's or 60's (or even the 40's), this book might bring back many memories, and I recommend it.
Corgustari
Since I love to read, but I only read history books & only on Pa as this is the state that has the most history attached to it, I was out in Gettysburg, Pa & came upon the museum-The Elephant Museum. As I was looking around I saw this guy sold books, so I bought this one entitled,The Ship Hotel. The original owner built a restaurant on Rt 30(Lincoln Hwy) in the early 1900's it was just outside of Bedford, Pa on Route 30. The original owner was successful that he changed it into "The Ship Hotel" and became more successful. Wen he retired, the place was sold & the new owner turned it into Noah"s Ark, complete with zoo. His idea did not go over well at all, the place fell into ruins & some how caught on fire & burned to the ground. I(t was then taken away. The only remains is the concrete wall & the store across on the mountain side. How you can tell you are there, there is an elevation sign that reads 2464 & at that point stood the ship hotel. The state wanted to rebuild it just the way it was, but the 2nd owner was to greedy and got nothing & the state lost out on a neat place to stop & relax just because of a very greedy person. Being greedy doesn't pay.
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RUsich155
One of my fondest family memories was stopping at the Grand View Ship Hotel on our way to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh. It's always been known in our family as "Ship on the Mountain".

Although I was probably 5 or 6 at the time of my visit I remember being out on the deck enjoying the view. This book has put together all of the missing pieces that I may have been too young to remember at the time. As an adult I've always wanted to go back but after hearing of the fire a short time after it happened, I knew that would never be possible. I'm just glad that everyone's interest has held up over the years to allow Brian Butko to write this book.

It is a must have for anyone that has been to the ship or wanted to goto it.
Gavirgas
Very good, lots of vintage photos and well written.
Xlisiahal
This was a very memorable book and so well done! Truly a trip down memory lane. I bought several if these as gifts for others who remember this wonderful part of PA's history!
Arith
I grew up near the Ship Hotel and had to have this book when I saw it on Amazon. It is not heavy reading by any means. Its a cross between a glossy coffee table book and post card book. The writing isn't the best, but the stories are neat and the photos pretty spectacular. I would recommend the book to anyone with an interest in Americana like the lost Ship Hotel.
Ann
If you are a fan or collector of items about the old Lincoln Highway and particularly the GRAND VIEW POINT SHIP HOTEL you will appreciate this book. Many interior photos from the 40's and 50's. The book is small but I suspect the available material was limited. Brian Butko always puts out a good product and this is no exception. I learned more about this ship in an hour than I have in the past five years. ALL SHIP FANS MUST, MUST, MUST HAVE THIS BOOK. Thanks Brian!
A wonderful piece of history!