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There is a short truism by the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer that those of us who are middle aged or older relate to. “Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” We understand that a moving object behaves in this manner and so does our personal mental perception of time. 686 more words


The Burning of 'Normandie'

On February 9, 1942, the SS Normandie — arguably, the most beautiful ocean liner ever built — caught fire while being converted to a troopship, having been seized by U.S. 5,533 more words

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The Birth, Career & Sad Deterioration of SS United States

On February 8, 1950, construction began on the ocean liner SS United States at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia, the first large vessel to be built in a dry dock. 3,770 more words

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Maiden Voyage of RMS Queen Mary 2

On January 12, 2004, RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the United States, carrying 2,620 passengers. 5,791 more words

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The Sad Demise of a Beautiful Queen

On January 9, 1972, the SS Seawise University was undergoing conversion into a floating university cruise ship in Hong Kong harbor when fire broke out aboard under unexplained circumstances and the ship was capsized by the water used to fight the fire. 3,498 more words

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On Golden Decks

On sweet golden wood decked in yellow

Is my love of ochre from you?

A fantasy glimpsed in old posters

A place where poor children are few… 65 more words

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