U.S.S. Yorktown at Patriot's Point (South Carolina)
Jim Welch hosts this episode of 27:Fifty aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown, an aircraft carrier moored in Patriot’s Point, located in Charleston, S.C. Known as “The Fighting Lady,” she had a distinguished career during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Today, she is a museum, where visitors can explore the ship, and see various aircraft used during her career. Produced by actor Orlando Jones, “Just Quashie” showcases Charleston artist Colin Quashie. Quashie’s art work reflects aspects of his life, and serves as a social commentary for African-American life and culture. The striped bass hatcheries of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department produce as many as one hundred and twenty million fish. One particularly grim location which is tied to the American Civil War is the Andersonville prison camp, in Georgia. Between February 1864 to April 1865, Andersonville was a Confederate prison camp, where more than forty five thousand Union soldiers were kept here as prisoners of war. One particularly grim location which is tied to the American Civil War is the Andersonville prison camp, in Georgia. The men and women who served aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown before she retired to Patriots Point, in Charleston, South Carolina, come together for a reunion, to share memories of the past, and to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our freedom.