A Social History wins honors – The number one “Hip” Historical Website of 2009. Retro meets today! The ICON-WEB AWARD is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1998 during the Web’s infancy, the ICON is presented by The European Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, ... Read More »
HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU – LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP COMPANY – BOOK REVIEW
REVIEW – HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU: The story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company Written by Gordon Ghareeb and (MaritimeMatters publisher) Martin Cox Review published in Sea Classics, April 2010 by Rod Redman Travel nostalgia lovers will be thrilled by this well-illustrated tribute to one of the most celebrated regional steamship ... Read More »
Titanic letter sells for a record £55,000
Titanic History Made Again – A letter from a first-class passenger on board the ill-fated Titanic has been sold at auction for £55,000. It fetched a record price for a piece of written correspondence from the ship, which sailed from Southampton in April 1912. The letter, written on three sides ... Read More »
ELINOR SMITH – THE FLYING FLAPPER – 1920s
Great Video on Elinor Smith. Elinor Smith was born in 1911. She knew she was born to fly at the age of 6 when she took her first airplane ride. She started taking lessons at the age of 8. She was fortunate at that time to have parents who supported ... Read More »
RMS Titanic: World’s Largest Museum Attraction dedicated to the doomed White Star liner opens in Branson, Missouri!
RMS Titanic: World’s Largest Museum Attraction dedicated to the doomed White Star liner opens in Branson, Missouri! The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn (Branson, Missouri) opened April 8 – with a star-studded Grand Opening hosted by Regis Philbin (pictured left with the Titanic’s museum capatain). The event, ... Read More »
THE “NIGHT FERRY” – CARRIED THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR FROM LONDON TO PARIS
The “Night Ferry” being loaded to cross the English Channel. The “Night Ferry” was the first, and until the opening of the Channel Tunnel the only, through train from London to Paris. The train was made up of sleeping cars provided by the CIWL (Companie Internationale des Wagon-lits or International ... Read More »
SS PASTEUR 1939 Cie de Navigation Sud Atlantique – A career cut short by WW 2.
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 »
LOVE BOAT DOCKED OFF DEVASTATED HAITI: OLA and VOYAGER: Too Much Relief?
LOVE BOAT DOCKED OFF DEVASTATED HAITI: OLA and VOYAGER: Too Much Relief? The United Nations is spending more than $10 million to house some of its Haiti relief workers on a pair of chartered cruise ships — one of which has been dubbed “the Love Boat” by UN staff. THE ... Read More »
THE BRIGHTON BELLE – THE ONLY ALL-ELECTRIC PULLMAN CAR TRAIN IN THE WORLD.
Great YOUTUBE video of the Brighton Belle. 29th June 1934: Staff of the Southern Railway at Victoria station, London changing the name board on the front of a train, the ‘Southern Belle’ is now called the ‘Brighton Belle’. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) The Brighton Belle represents an ... Read More »
Belfast Celebrates The RMS Titanic – The 98th Anniversary of the Sinking – April 15th…
Excellent photos of the TITANIC from this youtube video. The City of Belfast once again is commemorating and celebrating the world’s most famous ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. The 98th Anniversary of the Sinking – April 15th… Be sure to visit this excellent website – THE ENCYCLOPEDIA TITANIC – one ... Read More »