Author Archives: John Edwards

We’ve Moved

I’ve grown weary of working with antiquated and buggy WordPress. To see all current and recent Oceanliners.org content, click here. Past stories (February 2012 and earilier) are still available on this site and can be accessed on the right (starboard) … Continue reading

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Did the Moon Sink the Titanic?

“On the decks outside; it’s all over the place: green cheese!”

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Costa Concordia Bridge Video Footage

The words “calm” and “under control” don’t immediately spring to mind.

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Cunard Adds Liverpool Crossings

From the “whoever thought we’d live to see the day” file: Cunard has announced that it will once again originate transatlantic crossings out of Liverpool, reports the Liverpool Daily Post. This is, of course, historic news that’s bound to warm … Continue reading

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From and About Arizona

Greetings from Arizona. One hundred years ago today, 14 February 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the United States of America. The most notable ship to bear the name Arizona was, of course, the battleship USS Arizona, which was attacked … Continue reading

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Ship Lighting: Then and Now

My entire office is now completely illuminated with LEDs. I feel like I’ve entered a new era. My office is now actually brighter than when it was lit by incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. I wonder which ship will be … Continue reading

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Titanic 3-D Trailer! On Your Screen! In 2-D!

Behold! Three times Titanic! Three times DiCaprio! Four times Winslet! (But she’s working on it with the help of a personal trainer.)

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My Dream Voyage

If I could travel across time, I would transport myself back to 1947 and sail on Queen Mary from New York to Southampton (first class, of course). I would then travel by train up to Blackpool to catch the show … Continue reading

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Achille Lauro Opera in London

Beginning next month, reports the Guardian, the English National Opera (ENO) is staging four operas written in the past 30 years, including John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer, based on the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by … Continue reading

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Queen Mary on the Air

Here’s an interesting Queen Mary postcard. It’s actually a 1980 signal verification report from the ship’s amateur radio station, W6RO. The “WB2IBE” the card is addressed to happens to be me, back when I lived in New York. My current … Continue reading

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