Social History: The Greenbrier, America’s Resort. Timeless traditions. Unforgettable experiences. Over two centuries ago, in fact, more than 230 years, in a valley nestled within the eternal majesty of the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, a most extraordinary happening occurred – we pampered our first guests. And ... Read More »
Happy Fourth of July! Top Caviar use to be served regularly aboard First Class ships. Look hard for it today!
Happy Fourth of July – Liner History – Caviar use to be served on all first class ships… Look hard for it today! Alaska Steamship Company’s SS ALEUTIAN – July 4th Menu – 1938 – More Russian Caviar Our new video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on ... Read More »
‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Bill Miller
Cruising The Past salutes: ‘MR. OCEAN LINER” – Author and lecturer – William “Bill” Miller Preview of new documentary on Bill Miller. Bill Miller interviewed on NBC News in connection with the recent New York Normandie exhibit. Bill Miller is probably the major living authority on the subject of ocean ... Read More »
The AORANGI – Trans-Pacific ocean liner operating from Australia and New Zealand to Vancouver during the 1930s into the early 1950s.
Cruise and Liner History: The Aorangi was a 600-foot passenger liner built in 1924 by the Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand for service between Canada and Australia. But she went into service in troubled times for the world, and consequently got caught up in the midst of the worst ... Read More »
The world’s greatest ship disaster: Not the RMS Titanic but the S.S. Cap Arcona.
Liner and Cruise History: The world’s greatest ship disaster: Not the RMS Titanic but the S.S. Cap Arcona. Concentration Camp, Death March, Death at Sea by the hands of the Allies. Contrary to general belief the world’s greatest ship disaster did not occur in the Atlantic Ocean and the ship ... Read More »
Cruise and Liner History: The Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 1947
Cruise and Liner History: The Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 1947 Cruising The Past and Cruise History aboard the RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH: Enjoy 8MM travel footage from the fabulous website shipgeek.com as viewed on YOUTUBE. Deck scenes aboard CUNARD LINE’S RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH in 1947, accompanied by Ray Noble and ... Read More »
Marvels Of The Roaring Twenties
Social History: The World changed with Talking Pictures… Great Video celebrating the changes that won’t stop – starting with Talking Picture… Read More »
Vinatage Railroad Ads from 1930s to 1950s… when traveling by train was deluxe…
Pullman and Social History: Vintage Railroad Ads – 1930s to 1950s… Pullman, the Super Chief, Southern Pacific, the Chief and the 20th Century Limited. 1930s: Go Pullman overnight for $4.75… 1950s : The Shasta Daylight on the friendly Southern Pacific… Deluxe travel to the Coast – during the 1940s… Santa ... Read More »
THE S.S. PORTLAND STARTED THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH!
Cruise and Social History: The S.S. PORTLAND started the Alaska Gold Rush! On July 17, 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of “more than a ton of solid gold” from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. This ... Read More »
RMS CHUSAN – P&O’s “HAPPY SHIP” TO THE FAR EAST
Young boy waiting for the Chusan to be docked in Colon. The RMS Chusan was a British ocean liner and cruise ship, built for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O)’s Indian and Far East Service in 1950. Home movies of the RMS Chusan from 1968 to 1970. Films ... Read More »