It’s been almost two years exactly since I’ve headed to Grand View Point near Bedford, Pennsylvania. I’ve planned and postponed the trip several times, I’ve waiting and waited, but my time is coming soon. As soon as my vehicle is roadworthy once again, I’ll be on my way.
In the meantime, though,while cleaning out some things in the basement, I ran across a bit of my Grand View Ship Hotel Memorabilia, so here’s a bit of a teaser for you…
Grand View Point was the home of the famous Grand View Ship Hotel which, sadly, was destroyed in October of 2001.
Here’s a copy of a photo sent to me by my Lincoln Highway friend Randy Davis from when the Ship was still in it’s heyday.
And here’s a simply stunning picture taken by Randy after the ship had fallen into disrepair. The quality of my picture isn’t so great because I’m taking a picture of his picture, but it’s still quite wonderful.
Here’s the article from the local newspaper after the fire.
This is a piece of tile from inside the ship… Somewhere I have a few other bits and pieces floating around the house, but I’m not sure where they are right now.
Also, I’ve taken pictures of a few Ship Hotel postcards that I found this morning.
And here’s the current object of my fascination, since it’s basically the only thing left.
This is the view from 2005.
And here’s what it looked like in 2009.
Stay tuned to find out what happens next…
Here’s to the road and to Grand View Point!