2010-04-15 / Local & State

Ship Hotel Subject Of New Book

“The Lincoln Highway’s most famous attraction, the Ship Hotel, sets sail again in this book by roadside historian Brian Butko” writes D. Towne, editor, Society for Commercial Archeology Journal of the newly released “The Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway.”

The S.S. Grandview Ship Hotel and her history have captured the hearts of many, including those who reminisce about Sunday afternoon drives. “The Ship is remembered so fondly by so many people because the owners really cared about the customers and workers, and besides, it’s hard to forget seeing a steamboat in the mountains, especially for all the children who stopped on vacation,” Butko said. The Ship Hotel has more than 100 photos and postcards along with the history of its beginnings in the 1920s through the devastating fire on October 26, 2001. Butko is the nation’s leading authority on the Lincoln Highway.

Butko will conduct two book signings along the Lincoln Highway on Saturday, April 17. From 10 a.m. to

noon he will be at the Coffee Bean Cafe, 5345 Route 30, Greensburg (next to Office Max and across from the Westmoreland Mall). Midafternoon, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Butko will be at the newly restored Union Hotel in Everett, at 128 E. Main Street. Ample free parking is available at both locations.

“The Ship Hotel: A Grand View along the Lincoln Highway” will be available for purchase on the 17 with cash or check. Coffee mugs and Tshirts featuring vintage pictures of the Ship Hotel along with other books written by Butko will also be for sale. Sales benefit the nonprofit Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.

For more information or directions, please contact the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor at 724-238-9030 .

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