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4:19 am on Sunday October 14, 2012

View from the USS Yorktown bridge

Image by Flickr user mikemac29 The view of the Ravenel Bridge from the bridge of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Mount Pleasant. For more information about the planes on the deck of the Yorktown, check out this page.
11:47 am on Thursday November 10, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protestors force Bachmann off stage during speech

Image by MSNBC.comAbout group of about 50 protesters chanting, “We are the 99 percent!" halted Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann’s speech this afternoon aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown. Bachmann, in town today to give a speech...
5:55 am on Saturday June 18, 2011

Patriots Point looks to cofferdams to save the Yorktown

Image by Flickr user Andrew KalatOn Wednesday, June 15th, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented a study to the Patriots Point Development Authority Board with the aim to save the USS Yorktown. The concept study took a year and $274,000 to...
9:59 am on Friday June 17, 2011

Check out Charleston's attractions in a video teaser

Local video guru Adam Boozer of Jewell & Ginnie is, as you'd guess, hard at it producing some top-notch videos. And not all of those vides are for places far from home — a recent video promotes visiting Charleston and many of the area...
8:30 am on Monday May 30, 2011

'Top Gun' party rocks it out on the Yorktown for LEEP

Image by Flickr user Frank Kehren Now imagine this crawling with people decked out in '80s gear--classic.Sunday night, hundreds of people paid homage to the '80s at the Memorial Day Top Gun party on aircraft carrier Yorktown's flight deck. As if you...
7:40 am on Thursday March 17, 2011

Patriots Point board approves $45K Yorktown 'study before the study'

Image by Flickr user hyperion327In a 4-3 vote, the board of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has approved spending $45,000 to develop a request for proposals for a larger study of the aging aircraft carrier USS Yorktown's structure. That...
3:36 am on Monday January 17, 2011

A Holy City sunset

Image by Monte The sun sets in Charleston as seen across Charleston Harbor, from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown.
2:49 am on Thursday October 22, 2009

Prognosis is grim for aging warship USS Yorktown (updated)

Image by Flickr user marttjImage by 20091020-yorktown.jpg Update, October 21:  The Post and Courier has followed up with a more detailed report in their morning edition; read it here. First reporting:     The Post and Courier reports that...
12:36 pm on Monday June 8, 2009

Discussion continues over Yorktown's fate

Image by Flickr user TeecNosPos Image by 20090608-yorktwon.jpg After The Post and Courier's Ken Burger ignited some heated debate over getting rid of Charleston's iconic aircraft carrier, talk has been swirling over how the Yorktown can be saved,...
6:28 am on Monday June 1, 2009

Burger: Sink the Yorktown

Image by Flickr user jimfrazierImage by 20090524-yorktown.jpg Update June 1: Burger has added another column, this time asking for community suggestions. By all means, let The Post and Courier know, but remember you'll be going through a filter. To...