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Interiors: Stateroom aboard the Hikawa Maru, circa 1930s, restored.

This bedroom in a luxury suite is located aboard the ocean liner Hikawa Maru, which was Japan’s entry into the sweepstakes of the “floating palace” ocean liners between the two World Wars.  465 more words

1930s

Port Out, Southampton Home with Maria Newbery

This week, the SMMPG were treated to a tour of SeaCity Museum’s latest special exhibition, Port Out, Southampton Home by Maria Newbery. In addition to being a SeaCity Curator, Maria is… 428 more words

Thoughts on the Queen Mary 2's refit

I’m a huge fan of the Queen Mary 2. My Dad and I did a transatlantic crossing on her not too long after she entered service, and it remains one of my all-time favorite vacations. 790 more words

Geeky Stuff

CAPTAIN SMITH'S DILEMMA; TITANIC IN EXTREMIS

Bearing in mind that today marks the anniversary of the Titanic disaster, I’ve been giving some thought to putting together this post.

It mainly concerns Captain Smith, and his situation once the ship had already hit the iceberg. 737 more words

RETURN TO THE QUEEN- THE MARY ENCOUNTERED

The familiar sight of those three great funnels welcomed me back to the port of Long Beach. Proud, perfectly spaced and gleaming in the fresh spring sunshine, the towering trio of red and black smokestacks that still crown the  860 more words