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Photo Gallery: Patriots Point 1990 - 2006

 

1990-92

The following photographs of Patriots Point were taken during the first visit to the Naval Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina on December 23, 1990 and subsequent trips to scout shooting locations and shoot test footage for Mark's 1992 student film JUDGMENT DAY.

Mark Adams in front of the USS YORKTOWN on December 23, 1990

The USS YORKTOWN aircraft carrier, USS CLAMAGORE submarine & USS LAFFEY destroyer as seen from the bow of the Nuclear Merchant Ship SAVANNAH in 1990

For more information about Patriots Point visit their website at 

http://www.patriotspoint.org

The USS YORKTOWN seen from the Charleston Harbor

The USS YORKTOWN seen beyond the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham 

Planes parked behind the "Island" on flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

Mark Adams shooting test footage on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

Robert Steedman, holding a home video camera, standing in the room on the YORKTOWN eventually used for the 'confrontation scene' with Lt. Decker in JUDGMENT DAY

Robert Steedman standing in the YORKTOWN's engine room during the location scout and shooting of test footage for the student film JUDGMENT DAY

A hallway in the YORKTOWN that was eventually used as a shooting location for JUDGMENT DAY

The deck of the SAVANNAH, the nuclear powered merchant ship used as the research vessel SAVANNAH in JUDGMENT DAY

A photo of the NS SAVANNAH in Savannah, Georgia on her maiden voyage. A similar photo was on the wall in the lounge area of the SAVANNAH

The Nuclear Ship SAVANNAH at Patriots Point in 1990, next to the Coast Guard Cutter INGHAM

A view of the side of the NS Savannah with the logo/symbol showing it's nuclear powered.

A hallway leading to the pool and lounge area on the rear of the NS Savannah

Mark Adams standing on a rear catwalk/observation area on the rear of the NS Savannah, used for a scene in JUDGMENT DAY

The USS Yorktown seen on the left, and the USCG Ingham and NS Savannah seen on the right, as seen on a boat in Charleston Harbor in 1991.

 

    After Mark completed editing his student film JUDGMENT DAY in the Spring of 1992, and shortly before he graduated and left the Savannah College of Art & Design, he decided to visit Patriots Point one last time on his birthday - May 11, 1992. He was going to be leaving this region of the country, and not knowing where he would find a job he knew this might be the last opportunity to see the ships for many years. 

 

Mark Adams visits Patriots Point one last time in 1992

The hanger deck of the USS Yorktown

Mark visits the dentist office on the USS Yorktown

Mark standing with the pipe he ran into during a blooper from filming JUDGMENT DAY

The flight deck seen from the rear of the USS Yorktown

The shooting location for JUDGMENT DAY on the port side of the USS Yorktown

Mark Adams on the starboard side of the USS Yorktown - a location Mark considered for JUDGMENT DAY but decided not to use, due to the fact that the pier/land is seen below.

Mark on the stern of the USS Yorktown, underneath the flight deck, with the Ingham and the Savannah seen in the background

Mark next to the bridge of the NS Savannah, with the USS Yorktown seen behind him

Mark sitting at the shooting location used for JUDGMENT DAY, where the scientists are having a meeting on the deck of the Savannah. 

The actual photo of the Savannah in her lounge area, with the stains and tears as they appeared in 1992

One of the rare wide views of the NS Savannah that Mark photographed on May 11, 1992.

 

Click here to see more photos from the making of the 1992 film JUDGMENT DAY

 

2000

In 2000 Mark Adams returned for the first time to Patriots Point since 1992. The biggest surprise he found was that the SAVANNAH was no longer at the maritime museum. In the mid 90's it had been returned to Norfolk, Virginia to be mothballed once again. But Mark did find all of the JUDGMENT DAY shooting locations on the YORKTOWN, and explored the ships that remained at Patriots Point. The following are the photos Mark took of the ships

 

The USS Yorktown - the first time Mark saw her since 1992

A strange sight for Mark Adams to see in 2000 - the NS Savannah missing and the USS Laffey in her place next to the USCG Ingham

The USS Yorktown & USS Clamagore, as seen from the bow of the USS Laffey. Originally this view was higher in the air, due to the fact that the bow of the NS Savannah was taller than the Laffey.

The view of the re-arranged ships from the Yorktown's Island/bridge complex above the flight deck.

The USS Yorktown's starboard side and Island, as seen from the pier. The stairs directly underneath the Island was one of the shooting locations from JUDGMENT DAY in 1992.

A helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown - a new addition to the aircraft at Patriots Point since Mark filmed JUDGMENT DAY in 1992.

The flight deck seen from the bow of the USS Yorktown

The area of the flight deck where Mark Adams tripped and fell during the filming of JUDGMENT DAY in 1992. Patriots Point put up railings around the bulkhead as a safety precaution. Today there is an elevator located here for wheelchair/handicap access to the flight deck.

Mark Adams on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown in 2000

Mark overlooking the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, with the NS Savannah missing in the background

The flight deck seen from the stern of the USS Yorktown - also used as a shooting location for Mark's 1992 student film JUDGMENT DAY. 

Mark in the room on the USS Yorktown used for the 'Confrontation Scene' between John & Lt. Decker.

Mark in the USS Yorktown engine room - used for the scene in JUDGMENT DAY where John and Susan make a wrong turn to a dead end right before the sphere explodes

Mark Adams in a hallway on the USS Yorktown used for JUDGMENT DAY, where the scientists are searching for the USS Truman crew after everyone else disappears.

2003

   In 2003 Mark once again returned to Patriots Point for a visit. The following are some of the photos he took of the U.S.S. YORKTOWN.

The USS YORKTOWN as seen from the Patriots Point parking lot

Mark Adams standing beside the USS YORKTOWN, in the same place the cast photo was taken on the first day of shooting JUDGMENT DAY 11 years earlier

The USS Clamagore next to the USS YORKTOWN

Planes on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

A plane on the catapult in front of the Island of the USS YORKTOWN

A Black & White photo of the hallway in the USS YORKTOWN used in JUDGMENT DAY, which hasn't changed since 1992

Mark in the 'confrontation room' shooting location from his 1992 film JUDGMENT DAY in the USS YORKTOWN, now repainted including black ceilings

Mark on the rear of the island of the USS YORKTOWN, the planes on the flight deck  seen behind him

A Black & White photo of the planes on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

A Black & White photo of an entrance to the hanger deck in the USS YORKTOWN

 

2006

    Mark took his daughter, Morgan, to visit Patriots Point on January 15th. It was her first visit to the maritime museum. She also took her brand new digital camera to take photos. Mark took his Canon XL-1S camcorder to shot some footage for his ETV documentary called THE VANISHING GENERATION.

Morgan arrives to Patriots Point

Mark stands next to the YORKTOWN

Mark in the YORKTOWN's engine room

Morgan in the YORKTOWN's engine room

Morgan on flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

Mark filming on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

 

 

    Mark returned to Patriots Point on February 8th with ETV production equipment and crew to continue shooting his documentary THE VANISHING GENERATION.

 

Click here to see the preview/trailer for THE VANISHING GENERATION

 

Mark films the USS YORKTOWN

Mark filming at Patriots Point

Mark in the 'confrontation room' shooting location from his 1992 film JUDGMENT DAY on the USS YORKTOWN, which is now used as a classroom and no longer open to the public

Mark filming on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN

Click here to see the USS Yorktown from the ETV documentary THE VANISHING GENERATION

 

    On December 28, 2006, Mark and Morgan returned to Patriots Point for another visit. This became an annual fun Holiday Father/Daughter trip to the museum. Once again they took still photos with Morgan's camera, and shot video with Mark's Canon XL-1S camcorder.

The USS YORKTOWN seen from the parking lot

Morgan filming in the Yorktown's engine room 

The flight deck of the USS Yorktown

Morgan on the Yorktown's flight deck 

Mark on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown

Morgan filming the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier from the submarine USS Clamagore 

Morgan filming on the USCG Ingham

The USS Laffey seen from the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham 

Looking out the bridge of the Yorktown at the Ravenel Bridge over Charleston Harbor

Mark taking a quick nap on the bridge of the Yorktown 

 

 

Click here to see more Patriots Point photos: 2007 to 2008

 

Click here to see more Patriots Point photos: 2009 to 2010

 

Click here to see more Patriots Point photos 2011 to 2012

 

Click here to see more Patriots Point photos 2012 to present

 

Click here to see photos from another Essex Class Aircraft Carrier: The USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, Texas

 

 

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