April 6, 1989 |
History came alive for fourth and fifth graders at the three Hatboro- Horsham schools last week when they traveled by video to the wreck of the Andrea Doria. Diver Ed Suarez went to the Pennypack, Hallowell and Crooked Billet schools last week to show the students what it is like to travel far out to sea, 245 feet down, and back in time 33 years. The Italian luxury liner collided with the Swedish vessel Stockholm on July 26, 1956, in a fog bank 50 miles off the coast of Nantucket Island, killing 51 of the 1,709 passengers aboard.
November 26, 1993 |
More than 200 feet beneath the Atlantic Ocean, diver John Moyer swam into the wreck of the famed ocean liner, the Andrea Doria, past barnicle-encrusted light fixtures and through silt-filled corridors and dark, corroded stairways. With air bubbles streaming behind him, he glided into the first-class "Wintergarden" lounge and looked down at a huge mosaic frieze that he remembered seeing in old photographs, before the ship sank in 1956 after colliding with another liner. Carefully, Moyer retrieved the Italian mosaic and sent it to the surface, where the crew of his salvage vessel broke out in cheers.
July 18, 2006 |
Scattered like marbles on a wax-shined dance floor, passengers aboard the 29,000-ton luxury ocean liner Andrea Doria panicked and prayed, some of them screaming "Titanic!" and "iceberg!" The SS Stockholm, a smaller passenger liner, had rammed and cracked open the Andrea Doria in open ocean 45 miles south of Nantucket Island, Mass., at 11:10 p.m., July 25, 1956. At the time, passengers didn't know what had caused the thunderous noise and fireworks-like explosions that would sink the vessel.
July 16, 1993 |
The weather on the Atlantic was calm during the diving expedition, and the crew on the chartered boat Wahoo stared into the placid sea waiting for the second of two 700-pound mosaics to reach the surface. Then, just as the yellow air bags lifting the artwork from the sunken Andrea Doria burst above the waters, the winds picked up and the sea got angry. "It was like the wreck didn't want to give them up," said Gene Peterson, 37, of Seaville, a professional diver. But after three hours of struggling to pull the mosaics onto the Wahoo, the 11 divers and seven crew members finally recovered their treasure, once buried 250 feet below the sea inside the Italian liner.
March 15, 1992 |
Question: I have a ceramic pitcher and bowl, cream colored with dark blue and peach flowers and butterflies. The rims are trimmed with gold and the bottoms marked: "Indian, S.F. & Co. " What can you tell me about them? Answer: Your earthenware pitcher and wash basin were manufactured by S. Fielding & Co., one of many potteries located in the Staffordshire region of England during the late 19th century. The set's "Indian" pattern derives from Indian chintz fabric. The set would retail for $350 to $500, assuming it is in perfect condition; chips and repairs will greatly reduce its value.
June 22, 1989 |
It is the Mount Everest of deep-sea diving - a daring, dangerous adventure that lures divers from around the world to test their skills and try their luck. It is not a walk in the park. The diving target rests in about 240 feet of water, deep enough for divers to experience decompression sickness and its painful effects while returning to the surface if they're not careful. The currents are strong, the water is cold. And, there is a good possibility divers will see at least one shark.
August 5, 1998 |
NEW YORK Designer makes waves with 'Titanic' doll Move over, Barbie. The even more shapely Rose DeWitt Bukater is riding Titanic's wave of popularity right into FAO Schwarz. "Rose has much more realistic proportions than some other fashion dolls, although she is probably a bit thinner than actress Kate Winslet," said Robert Tonner, who sculpted the doll and designed its elaborate period costumes for the limited-issue collection to be released by 20th Century Fox and the upscale toy store in November.
July 26, 2009 |
It was June 1967, and the 22-year-old woman with a toothy smile from West Chester was aboard a smelly fishing boat with 11 men eager to dive the offshore wreck of the famed Andrea Doria, 220 feet below the Atlantic. Evelyn Bartram Dudas didn't recover the best artifact - the ship's compass, which went to her future husband, John Dudas - but she returned from the trip a hero as the first woman to reach what is considered the Mount Everest of shipwrecks. It was a defining moment in the life of the now 64-year-old scuba entrepreneur, who owns a well-known Westtown dive shop, teaches, and leads diving trips around the world, and it landed her a spot as a contestant on TV's To Tell the Truth.
September 1, 1987 |
Summer's end, and we are having an outbreak of warm and clammy sentiment. How else to explain the preoccupation of otherwise busy American congressmen with the sanctity of a wreck at the bottom of the North Atlantic? The French are trying to raise the Titanic, or rather, pieces of it. Worse, they plan to open one of its strongboxes in Monte Carlo on television. Telly Savalas will officiate. Americans, who recently opened the Andrea Doria safe on camera, are shocked at the sacrilege.
April 29, 2013 |
Among East Coast wreck divers, Michael A. deCamp already was a legend when, in June 1966, he got together a dozen buddies to charter a fishing boat and headed for the wild waters south of Nantucket, to the resting place of the Andrea Doria. The Italian luxury liner had lain there, 250 feet down on her starboard side, since July 26, 1956, after colliding on a foggy night with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm. The Doria had been visited by well-heeled explorers, notably department-store scion Peter Gimbel, with an eye to salvaging its riches.