Title

"What's in a Picture?" piece on the dirigible Shenandoah at its mooring mast abo

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-1996

Pages

94

Abstract

"What's in a Picture?" piece on the dirigible Shenandoah at its mooring mast aboard the U.S.S. Patoka off Bar Harbor, in July 1925. It was the first rigid airship built in America and had just made a swift, 11.5-hour trip from New Jersey to Mount Desert Island. The 17th annual Governor's Conference, hosted by Maine governor Ralph Owen Brewster, had just finished up in Poland Spring, and the governors spent a night in Bar Harbor. Two months later, Commander Zachary Lansdowne's zeppelin broke apart and crashed in a windstorm over Ohio, killing 14 of the 36 men aboard, including the commander.

Subjects

Airships, Shenandoah (Dirigible), Photographs

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