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Concrete Ships and other oddities

Over the New Year holiday we were down in the Santa Cruz area for some relaxation.  While in Aptos, we were walking by the large concrete ship attached to a pier.  I remembered seeing this as a child, but I never knew the exact story about it, so I did some research on the web (ok, I just googled it and came up with the info), and found Sandy Lydon's website with tons of odd history in the Santa Cruz area.  The ship turned out to be the S.S. Palo Alto, which has a long and storied history.  I knew a little bit about Liberty Ships made of concrete, but I found out way to much random info at Mr. Lydon's website.

(photo courtesy of redteam on Flickr)


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