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CRUISE FLASHBACK- SS CANBERRA, JULY 1985

I boarded the Canberra on July 28th, 1985 for a week long cruise down to Vigo and Madeira, the only major Portuguese island in the Canaries. 1,105 more words

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NORMANDIE; TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS

At about this time some eighty years ago, the brand new French liner, Normandie, was running speed and handling trials in the area around the Bay of Biscay, prior to sailing round to Le Havre to enter commerical service at the end of May. 728 more words

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Historic Photo: First class dining room of the ocean liner "Grosser Kurfürst," 1905.

I’ve done a lot of these chromolithographs–hand-colored high-resolution photos from the late 19th and early 20th centuries–but most of them are exterior views, so I was interested in this one which is a rare interior. 354 more words

History

Friday Photos #7: A Queen In Patong

No. This isn’t a photo-essay about the infamous lady-boys (AKA, katoeys) who inhabit this western Phuket version of “Sin City.” It is a rare occasion indeed when I will venture to the hedonistic tour mecca that is… 850 more words

Around Phuket

GERMAN LINERS IN WORLD WAR TWO; A DOOMED BROOD

Just as in the previous war, the conflict of 1939 through 1945 would be incredibly hard on the German merchant marine. Rebuilt at almost superhuman cost in the doldrum years of the Weimar Republic, it was to become the tool of a totally nihilistic regime that neither valued it, nor really knew how to use it. 826 more words

Ocean Liners

THE ILE DE FRANCE- THE ENDURING 'IT GIRL' OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

It’s a fact that, while many ocean liners achieve fame, few actually achieve immortality. And those that do very often do so on the back of some catastrophic event. 1,347 more words

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