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1929 video Merchant & Miner’s SS Nantucket cruising from Florida to Savannah

Known as the “Queen of Sea,” the Merchants and Miners Transportation Company Steamship Line operated one of the finest fleets of passenger steamers on the Atlantic Coast and ranked foremost as one of America’s top tourist routes. It was said to be the only line plying between Baltimore, Savannah, and ... Read More »

The CPR liner RMS Empress of Japan was “Queen of the Pacific”

This famous liner was the fastest passenger ship on the Pacific when completed in 1930, known as the ‘Queen of the Pacific’, and she was particularly noted for her stunning First Class Art Deco public room interiors.The In 1930 the Canadian Pacific’s trans-pacific service reached its zenith with the introduction ... Read More »

Mexico City’s Train Terminal in the 1970s – All Pullman Streamliners

This is the first in a series of blogs on the Mexican railway service. These are scenes of Buena Vista Terminal in Mexico City and school children visiting on a morning sometime in the early 1970s. Buena Vista was built in 1961, replacing the older terminal. It was vast and ... Read More »

Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg Airships in Color

Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg

In 1929, the German airship Graf Zeppelin began her round-the-world voyage from Lakehurst, New Jersey. A worldwide media success, the airship continued regular passenger service to North and South America.  Full color footage Video of the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg airships including the Hindenburg burning. In 1936 the new Nazi-built airship, the ... Read More »

John Rechy – Famous and celebrated Writer

Social History: Los Angeles icon novelist John Rechy, a first-generation Mexican American who has chronicled gay life in America, has been honored many time. Including the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the University of Southern California. John Rechy has always tried to be truthful in his writing. ”Some people ... Read More »

Dec 7 1941 Pearl Harbor Bombed – SS Lurline heads for San Francisco

Matson Lines SS Lurline was half way from Honolulu to San Francisco on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The liner arrived safely in San Francisco with passengers from California and the USA on December 11th. The liner arrived safely in San Francisco with passengers from California ... Read More »

Elvis Presley Cruises To Hawaii From California In The 1950s

Elvis Presley, Hawaii, 1957, Matson Lines, Michael L Grace, SS Matsonia, SS Lurline

Elvis Presley’s love for Hawaii ran deep, and during his lifetime he visited often sailing to and from San Francisco & Los Angeles on board Matson Lines liner-cruiseships. Whether it was to perform concerts and benefits, film a movie, or just to vacation, the islands would always draw him back. ... Read More »

“Unsinkable” TITANIC Survivors Tell Their Story in BBC 1956 Interview

Two survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster told their incredible stories of being saved from the sinking ship. BBC Video A gigantic ship, almost 900 ft long and 175 feet high, it was a feat of engineering. The R.M.S. Titanic weighed more than 40,000 tons and it was the best ... Read More »

Arosa Line 1950s Bargain Students Immigrants Cruises

Arosa Line was the trade name for Compañia Internacional Transportadora. The steamship line bought older ships, sailing Trans-Atlantic and on winter cruises out of New York. Thousands of emigrants came from Europe to Canada and the USA on their four ships. In 1949, the shipowner Rizzi had bought his first ... Read More »

How To Communicate With Someone On A Cruise Ship And Ashore

When you are sailing on a cruise ship, how to communicate with other passengers onboard. Watch the video: WATCH the video and see how to stay in-touch with traveling companions along with friends, family and business associates onshore. Why take a look at the video? Because it will give free ... Read More »