2nd generation marker for said hill. From 2000 trip
3rd Generation marker from 2002 trip
SS Grand View Point Motel & Restaurant. On Mt. Ararat (from July 2000). The last owners put the brown wood siding on it and renamed it Noah's Ark (Note red neon sign in the middle of photo). Been abandoned for over 20 years now. [More photos by Barb B -- MGF]
The views from the SS Grand View
Same as above, except I'm looking more south-easterly now.
The S.S. Grand View burned to the ground October 26, 2001 (Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette article); and there are plans to build a 1/10
replica on the site
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article thanks to Barb Bee again)
The following are pictures Sandor took in July 2002, after the demise of the SS Grand View.
Closeup of remains
Retaining Wall Looking up towards US 30.
Grand Point View today. Less obstructed view, but damn the haze that day (also on the 7 Mile Stretch photo as well)!
Unaffected items from the fire that I noted on the July 2002 trip.
This building was used as a gas station to support the hotel (on the other side of the road). on the "north" shoulder of US 30 at Lookout Point (thanks to Qman49 for this info).
I also noted some graffiti along these cliffs just before the turn for Lookout Point.
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