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Video Thursday: Ghost Ships

Waring Hills Oct 27, 2011

The Flying Dutchman - From An Old German Print.

Welcome to Video Thursday! This week on the eve of Halloween and the kickoff of USS Yorktown Ghost Ship tour our theme is ghost ships, enjoy the videos and stories below! …and come on out to our ghost ship this weekend!

Here’s a look at the most famous ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman!

Here’s a look at the Disney Flying Dutchman used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

One of the spookiest stories is the last voyage of the Mary Celeste, she was found drifting in the Atlantic in December 1872 with none of her ten crew members onboard. All the cargo is intact and enough food for six months.

But of course, the real ghost ships in life are those that sail out to sea and never return…the final place for sunken or missing ships is “Davy Jone’s Locker” as sailors say…Davy is a possible corruption of the West Indian name for devil, “Duppy,” and some say he was a pirate…The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on 10 November 1975 always comes to mind at this time of year for men going to sea and never coming home…

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2 thoughts on “Video Thursday: Ghost Ships

  1. Anita Travis says:

    My uncle Ralph Kendrick was killed on the USS Yorktown during the WW2 My mother has often wondered about getting some of his medals. If at all possible please e-mail me any information that I can use.
    Thank you
    Anita Travis

    1. Waring Hills says:

      Hi Anita,

      I would contact the National Archives to find out about your uncle’s military records. Here’s the link

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