A company once known as "world's greatest travel system" had a lot to advertise.
Established in 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway quickly evolved into a business empire. Their activities stretched far beyond the railroads: the CPR operated steamships and hotels, telegraph services and radio stations, and, quite naturally, an…Continue
November 4th, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Megan Heather Denney, took my hand to become Mrs. Henry.
We are very proud to share these pictures with you and hope they make you smile like we do when we see them.…Continue
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Added by Jonny B. Goode on January 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the…Continue
Today, a pair of Transatlantic liners, the first diesel-powered passenger ships of respectable displacement (27,000 grt) and the last built for the famous White Star Line.
When the Cunard Line and the French Line started off with their projects of building the Queen Mary and the Normandie, the White Star Line too wanted to compete. They presented plans of a ship with a thousand feet in length, and a speed to rival the ship’s two competitors. The ship was…Continue
With a long and illustrious career – spanning the two World Wars – Aquitania was the longest serving ship in the Cunard fleet and was a favorite among transatlantic passengers. Her exquisite and tastefully executed interiors earned Aquitania the title… Continue
With all engines in motion and heading left for Tome and many thanks to Lord K for the inspiration !
She was the first of a trio of successively larger Hamburg America ships that included SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck built by the line for transatlantic passenger service. At the time of her launch in May 1912, she was the largest passenger ship in the world superseding the White Star RMS Olympic. During World War I, the… Continue
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Modern cruise ships are incredibly large, luxurious and comfortable, but charm is not their strong side. Interwar era liners are charming. Here's a short review. Let us begin with the German advertisement for the Norddeutscher Lloyd (c. 1930):
In the middle there is S.S. Columbus, originally named Hindenburg. Launched in 1914, she made her maiden voyage only in 1924:
Her sister ship was ceded to to Great…Continue
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