We are in the East Room of the Morgan Library, in NY. Hundreds of volumes are locked away like cloistered nuns behind slender metal gratings. We climb the wooden staircase to the third landing: it’s like standing at the rail of an ocean liner ,a ship or even an eighteenth century Italian theater, its tiered boxes illuminated by the crystal drops of a magnificent chandelier.(from P.O. Box Love, by Paola Calvetti)
This is a story of what happens when we hold on to our dreams. It begins with a steamer trunk. An enormous trunk with a 1950s sticker reading 'Liberté,' to be exact, that once belonged to Anne Sheldon-Duplaix’s grandparents and accompanied them on countless moves back and forth between New York and Europe. On ocean liners bound for Geneva, Washington, Rome, New York, and Paris, her grandparents hauled the trunk along, storing their worldly possessions in it. Anne’s parents later inher...
The Statue of Liberty stands at the entrance to New York Harbor, welcoming all to the land of liberty. Looking past her, you can see a string of barges heading into the harbor and an Ocean Liner heading out. Beyond them are the Lower Manhattan Skyline and the East River bridges. The golden age of transatlantic sailing was coming to an end by this time, and the era of jet travel was about to begin.
Costa Concordia Refloat Operation For Capsized Ocean Liner Underway (PICTURES) On the first day of the operation the wreck will be partially refloated by 2 metres from the platfoms that support it and will then be moved approximately 30 metres to the east. (Laura Lezza via Getty Images)
Cap Arcona, named after Cape Arkona on the island of Rügen, was a large German ocean liner built for the Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft ("Hamburg-South America Line"). She carried passengers and cargo between Germany and the east coast of South America, and in her time was the largest and quickest ship on the route
The IVERNIA of Cunard Line in the fitting out basin at the East Yard of her builders, John Brown and Co. of Clydebank, in 1955. Of special interest to me, as I joined this ship in 1959 a crew member at the age of 18.