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The Night Boats – Eastern Steamship Lines…

Eastern Steamship Lines was one of the last American flag coastal passenger services. The steamship Calvin Austin pulls away from the Eastern Steamship Company wharf in Lubec. Pope’s Folly island appears in the immediate background. Austin was President of the Eastern Steamship Company, formed in 1901 by a merger of ... Read More »

The 20th Cenutry Limited in the 1930s and Kim Novak in the 1950s…

A promotional film made in 1935 by the New York Central Lines. Features a journey on the 20th Century Limited, once America’s premier train. The New York-Chicago market was the premier intercity passenger service for Eastern railroading and the New York Central’s 20th Century Limited competed with rival Pennsylvania Railroad ... Read More »

Looking back at PAN AM – History of Pan American World Airways…

Wonderful video – History of Pan American World Airways. Documentary telling the story of how Pan American World Airways kick-started the jet-age and shrank the globe. Real-life ‘Pan Am girls’ recall a high-life of luxury and glamor; rubbing shoulders with celebrity passengers, international romances and having to wear the now ... Read More »

NEVER TOO OLD TO FALL IN LOVE – 1930s British Newsreel of the oldest people in the world at that time…

SOCIAL HISTORY: Wonderful 1930s British Newsreel footage of the oldest people in the world at that time. They smoke, drink and don’t take endless pills or face a barrage of fitness nonsense. Read More »

FREIGHTER TRAVEL IN THE 1950s and 1960s…

Johnson Line’s Silver Gate sails out of Vancouver for Europe via the west coast and Panama Canal in the 1950s… Prior to JET air travel in the late 1950s and 1960s, travel by cargo ship was commonplace. For those seeking privacy and wanting to avoid the large ocean liners and ... Read More »

THE SS MARIPOSA’S LAST CRUISE in 1977…

Cruise and liner history: Matson Lines and the Pacific Far East Lines. The SS Mariposa on a South Pacific cruise in the 1960s.  Great video aboard one of the last American flag cruise and passengers ships crossing the Equator.  When class and style were king. The elegant all first class liner ... Read More »

QE2 liner may return to Hong Kong as a floating hotel…

A Merry Queens Grill Christmas to one and all. Filmed onboard QE2, 15-17th December 2006. Views of ship. Gregory Dorothy, Assistant Waiter in Queens Grill restaurant, demonstrates how to prepare Crepes Suzette. From Keith Wallis at South China Morning Post… The iconic luxury passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is set to ... Read More »

Liner History: SS PASTEUR 1939 Cie de Navigation Sud Atlantique – A career cut short by WW 2… She became the BREMEN…

Great youtube video: The “TSS Pasteur” was a special case in ocean liner history. The great liner was never officially in service. It arrived just in time for World War II and saw little passenger service.  The Pasteur was one of the least-documented great liners of its era, yet its ... Read More »

Cruise and Social History: Brooke Astor’s disgraced son is allegedly selling a fraudulent RMS TITANIC heirloom pocket watch for one million dollars and claiming it is the one worn by John Jacob Astor to his death…

Cruise and Social History: Brooke Astor’s disgraced son is accused of hawking fake heirlooms to Titanic II partiers…  The Astors were a sailing family… Wonderful video of Brooke Astor sailing on scores of ocean liners from the 1900’s – 1950’s. She died in 2007 aged 105. Brooke Astor’s son is allegedly trying out a ... Read More »

SOCIAL HISTORY: RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL – The largest movie theatre ever built!

A wonderful video all about Radio City Music Hall’s great history… At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, ... Read More »