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Catalog Number 2015.085.25
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.
Date 1994
Search Terms S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien (West Yard)
Liberty Ships
New England Shipbuilding Corporation
World War II
Subjects Ships