|Collection||Philip Spiller Collection|
|Object Name||Clipping, Newspaper|
|Reference code||US SPHi 2015.085.25|
|Scope & Content||
"Liberty Ship send-off" newspaper photo and caption: " Volunteer longshoremen loosen a line on the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien as it prepares to leave Portland Harbor on Monday morning. The vessel, one of the [244*] Liberty ships built in South Portland during World War II, spent eight days in Casco Bay. About 17,000 people toured the ship." Published August 16, 1994.
*News article incorrectly states that 236 Liberty ships were built here; the correct number is 244 Liberty ships constructed in the South Portland shipyards.
S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien (West Yard)
New England Shipbuilding Corporation
World War II