Monthly Archives: August 2011
I’ve always been a sucker for ship superlatives. You know, how many London busses can drive through a Queen Mary funnel or how would Normandie fit in if she was plunked down on the Mall in Washington. Below is a … Continue reading
I’m wrapping up my 40th anniversary thoughts on Raffaello. Raffaello’s fate was already being written as I cruised on her in August 1971. Designed to serve as a multi-class transatlantic liner, she didn’t fit well into her new role of … Continue reading
A Canadian historian-collector is working to bring as many Empress of Ireland artifacts as possible back to Canada. Empress of Ireland Brooch, Oceanliners.org Collection
As I observed a few days ago on Twitter, this week marks the 40th anniversary of my one and only voyage on Italian’s Line’s Raffaello. So here are some recollections about that trip: – It was a nine day New … Continue reading
The original Queen Mary remains unsold after failing to attract a buyer during a recent auction. It could have something to do with the fact that the vessel has only two funnels and isn’t located in Long Beach. Just a hunch.
A new novel, The Cat’s Table, takes place on Orient Line’s Oronsay.
My neighbourhood was a trifle dusty last evening. Not really a maritime environment in any sense of the term. Photo Gallery
Ile de France was the first ocean liner I ever set foot on. This was back in 1959, when I pestered my dad to take me to a charity event on the great ship featuring a local kiddie show host … Continue reading
Next week marks the 40th anniversary of my Caribbean cruise on Italian Line’s Raffaello. I’m hungry. #