I have always been fasinated by sunken ships and treasure,
so this is a few of my disasters-----HA HA HA
Battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbor February 15, 1898,
killing 261 of her 355-man crew. Though the cause of the explosion
Which literally blew the ship in half, is a debate . The ship appeared
to have been destroyed by a mine attached to her hull.
Americans quickly jumped to the conclusion that the Spanish had
destroyed the ship.
What became of the demolished battleship?
It was raised from the muck of Havana harbor in 1911
Towed out to open ocean, where she was sunk
with full military honors. Just a rarely heard battle-cry “Remember the Maine!”
Sinking of the Lusitania . While the loss of life was—1,200 men, women,
and children drowned when it was sunk by a German submarine off the Irish coast
Its loss was America’s eventual entry into World War One.
What was especially suspicious about the ship’s quick descent to the bottom
was that it was done in by a single torpedo Many to suspect that the civilian liner
was illegally carrying munitions on board. Though the charge was roundly denied by
British authorities at the time, years later it was demonstrated that the British were,
indeed, using civilian ships to carry munitions and other instruments of war
.DON'T FORGET THE Titanic, 1912
The famous S.S. Republic
The S.S. Republic
Civil War-era side-wheel steamship sank during a violent gale off the Georgia coast
in October, 1865, it went down with something other than the ordinary goods.
The Republic, her holds were filled with tons of silver and coins and ingots being
transported from the West Coast to help rebuild the war-ravaged south.
The ship’s entire crew and passengers managed to get off safely before it sunk.
The ship’s location remained unknown until 2003. Found 100 miles off Georgia.
In 1,700 feet of ocean The recovery not onlyyielded one of the largest caches of gold and silver coins in history. Also t included 19th century goods
that revealed much about life in those days. The recovery was over 51,000 U.S. gold
and silver coins had been recovered along with nearly 14,000 artifacts,
making it the richest find in the history of salvaging.
Then there was the Sophia
Passengers included gold miners and employees of the paddle wheelers that plied the Yukon River. Most were returning south before the numbing cold of winter in the Yukon and Alaska set in.The tragedy occurred just four hours after the Sophia left Alaska en route to Vancouver, British Columbia.
There were no witnesses to the sinking.
Historians have spent decades, searching this disaster.
Could this have been prevented? What caused the Sophia to sink?
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work.
Art is truly an expession of experience and love to her.
She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story.
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