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Scrapping The Old Luxury Liner Berengaria (1938)

Scrapping The Old Luxury Liner Berengaria (1938) Newsreel footage of scrapping the great Cunard Line’s BERENGARIA (1938). It was a glorious time, a time when the high seas of the North Atlantic were alive with behemoths of steel designed by men of vision and built by men of iron. The ... Read More »

Have you ever wanted to see the Titanic?

Very detailed video of the SS Keewatin in 1950s… Touring the SS Keewatin museum today… Have you ever wanted to see the Titanic? Although possible at a price these days the wreck would never be like seeing the real working ship unless you went to Michigan where a stunning example ... Read More »

GOODBYE 1929: The Death of the Roaring Twenties. HELLO 2011: The beginning of the second great recession a.k.a. “depression”…? History does repeat itself.

Pictured here are seven sections of the California Limited ready to depart from Los Angeles for Chicago in 1929. A “section” meant an extra train.  There were six extra all-Pullman trains leaving Southern California — a total of seven trains, with over a 1000 passengers, and nearly 100 pullman, dining ... Read More »

The Unsinkable Andrea Doria – 55th Anniversary

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm on July 25th 1956. She rolled over and sank the next morning. 51 lives were lost. Cruise Line History: The Unsinkable Andrea Doria – 55th Anniversary By the mid-1950s, with the postwar passenger boom at its peak, more than 50 ... Read More »

Ahoy There! Brooke Astor

Social and Ocean Liner History: Brooke Astor sailed on scores of ocean liners from the 1910 into the 1950s.  This video looks at some of these great ocean liners. Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell, previously Kuser and Marshall) (March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist and ... Read More »