Monthly Archives: December 2011
The owner of the largest trove of artifacts salvaged from Titanic, Premier Exhibitions Inc., parent of RMS Titanic Inc., is putting the vast collection up for auction as a single lot in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous … Continue reading
“Getting to the wreck meant passing a colony of majestic king penguins, but they were just a side attraction…” Read more
The Secret of the Machines By Rudyard Kipling We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine, We were melted in the furnace and the pit— We were cast and wrought and hammered to design, We were cut and filed … Continue reading
An illustration from the March 1923 issue of Popular Science, showing that Leviathan came through the recent war almost unscathed. Passenger complaints, however, forced a quick refit.
“On July 15, 1952, an exceptionally hot summer Tuesday in New York, thousands lined the waterfront on both sides of the Hudson and stuck their heads out of every window facing the harbor to get a glimpse of a ship.” … Continue reading
Here’s an email I received earlier this week: I have a 1960 ACNAM , put into sevice 11MAY60, Original Duetz Engine. Built as a lifeboat for the SS France #07 out of 20. Subsequently remodeled to be a two level … Continue reading
Decades after her fateful encounter with Andrea Doria, Stockholm (now Athena) sails on. http://www.etravelblackboard.com/article/126798/athena-arrives-in-perth-to-begin-longest-ever-season-in-australia