Argentina was the only South American country to operate regular long-distance intercontinental ocean liners following World War 2, although always with ships of moderate size and speed. Alberto Dodero is a completely forgotten name in today’s world, but in the mid-20th century, he was the major shipping tycoon in South ... Read More »
YALE and HARVARD Night Boats sailing between San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
Known as “white Flyers of the Pacific,” the sister ships each made four sailings a week during the 1920s and 1930s. They carried 565 First Class passengers at an average speed of 23 knots between the two major California cities. With boat train connections to downtown Los Angeles, San Jose, ... Read More »
DELTA QUEEN & DELTA KING Overnight Riverboats between San Francisco and Sacramento
California’s famous overnight steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen operated first-class overnight passenger service between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 until 1940. The steamboats were called the “mail-order” ships because they were initially built in Scotland, shipped to Stockton where they were assembled. The new steamers replaced the Fort ... Read More »
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT turned away German-Jewish refugees aboard the M.S. ST LOUIS 1939 seeking refuge in USA
Six months after the Nazis celebrated Kristallnacht, the German transatlantic liner MS St. Louis sailed on May 13, 1939, from Hamburg Germany. The voyage became a symbol of American and Canadian heartlessness, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. CUBA PROFITED WITH HEAVY FEES FOR VISAS Flags were flapping in the wind and well-wishers ... Read More »
ZIM LINES – Israel’s premier passengers service from New York to Haifa.
Zim Lines began passenger service connecting Israel with Mediterranean ports began after the State of Israel was established in 1948 and for 20 years they operated an excellent sea transportation fleet of ships In the early 1950s, Zim became a member of the North Atlantic Passenger Conference and bought Home ... Read More »
Psycho Star JANET LEIGH travels on the SUPER CHIEF – Train of the Stars!
Star of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, Janet Leigh is ready to board the famous SUPER CHIEF and Virginia Leith, star of A KISS BEFORE DYING shows us the all-Pullman train during the 1950s in a promotional film. Even the characters from TV’s MAD MEN may have been aboard the train all ... Read More »
New Video: RMS QUEEN MARY: Life of the First Queen of the Atlantic
The famous RMS Queen Mary sailed on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line. She offered weekly liner service from England and France to New York. She was built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express ... Read More »
New Video: “German Titanic” – Tragic sinking of the CAP ARCONA
The Cap Arcona was considered one of the most beautiful ships of the time, launched in 1927, was the largest German ship on the South American run. In 1940, the Cap Arcona was taken over by the Kriegsmarine (the German Navy), painted overall gray, and used in the Baltic Sea as ... Read More »
ELVIS PRESLEY sails on the SS MATSONIA to HAWAII in 1957
Elvis’ love for Hawaii ran deep, and during his lifetime he visited often. Whether it was to perform concerts and benefits, film a movie, or just to vacation, the islands would always draw him back. Elvis sailed to Hawaii from Los Angeles aboard the SS Matsonia on November 5, 1957. ... Read More »
MV CORSAIR offered ACAPULCO & ALASKA Deluxe CRUISES after WW2 until DISASTER STRUCK!
J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. could never imagine his yacht Corsair IV would be turned into a deluxe cruise ship just after World War 2 whose short career with voyages from California would end in tragedy, but it happened. J.P. Morgan Jr. and his legendary business tycoon father, J. Pierpont Morgan, ... Read More »