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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

Silent Eye School

Steamer Saratoga, Savannah Line

Title: Steamer Saratoga, Savannah Line

Date: 1909

Photographer:  Detroit Publishing Co.

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994012461/PP/

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From Wikipedia

USS Mercy (ID-1305/AH-4) was a hospital ship in the United States Navy during World War I. 1,324 more words

Detroit Publishing Company

The Ships That Never Sailed (Part 2)

4) Bretagne (1940)

The intense rivalry between Queen Mary and Normandie became far more than just a speed competition between two ships. It became a clash of national wills. 1,203 more words

The Ships That Never Sailed (Part 1)

Any history buff or liner enthusiast will be familiar with the names of some of the world’s greatest ships. Titanic, Lusitania, Queen Mary, Normandie and United States are just some of these great vessels that have gone down in history as either tragic disasters or triumphs of engineering. 2,259 more words

SS Aquitania, White Star Line

Title: SS Aquitania, White Star Line

Date: Between 1914 and 1920

Photographer:  Detroit Publishing Co.

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994012639/PP/

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From Wikipedia

RMS Aquitania was a Cunard Line ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. 3,184 more words

Detroit Publishing Company

Majestic Ocean Liners the Subject of PEM Exhibit

For roughly one hundred years, from the mid-1800s through the 1950s, luxurious ocean liners lured travelers to exotic locales, themselves floating masterpieces of sophistication and the latest technological innovations. 44 more words

Fine Books & Collections

50th Birthday of A Queen

Today, I mark the anniversary of something that is actually younger than myself!  It was 50 years ago today — September 20, 1967 — that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II christened the ship that would bear her name at the John Brown & Company shipyards in Clydebank, Scotland. 6,440 more words

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