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“Nose” Of The BEAR Appeal

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As workers demolish the 1940-built PACIFIC STAR (ex DEL ORLEANS, USS CRESCENT CITY, GOLDEN BEAR, ARTSHIP) at the ESCO Shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, Oakland, California-based Charles Jennings has launched a noble campaign to save the tip of the bow of this extremely historic ship but needs help from the likes…

PACIFIC STAR, ex ARTSHIP, To The Breakers

PACIFIC STAR, ex ARTSHIP, To The Breakers

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SS PACIFIC STAR (ex ARTSHIP, ex GOLDEN BEAR), after being sold for $1, is now under tow to ESCO Marine in Brownsville, Texas, where she will be scrapped. Following an auction on November 7, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. on the steps of the United States District Court for the Eastern…

Canvas Bleak For ARTSHIP?

Canvas Bleak For ARTSHIP?

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During my most recent visit to the Bay Area to document the departure of the last P2s, I stopped at Mare Island (home of a former naval base) to photograph the ARTSHIP. Recent years have been very unkind to the last of the handsome C3 combiliners. Built in 1940 as…