The SS United States and the latest Range Rover are both made in large part from aluminum, in order to save weight without sacrificing strength. Both can draw connections to the military; Land Rovers have served with the British armed forces, as well as other armies around the globe, for decades; the United States was designed to be pressed into ... Read More »
Southern Pacific’s OAKLAND PIER in the 1950s… The Oakland Long Wharf, later known as the Oakland Pier or the SP Mole was a massive railroad wharf and ferry pier in Oakland, California located at the foot of Seventh Street. Ferry approaches San Francisco in 1941. The recently completed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the foreground. The ferry is carrying passengers ... Read More »
GALE STORM DIES – STARRED IN “OH SUSANNA” THE FIRST TV SERIES ON A CRUISE SHIP (BEATING OUT LOVE BOAT) – ABOARD AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINE’S SS PRESIDENT WILSON Gale Storm with ZaSu Pitts in the 1950s TV Series aboard a cruise ship. Cruise History looks at Gale Storm who starred in a TV series that took place aboard a cruise ... Read More »
CRUISE LINE HISTORY – “Oh Susanna” – The first “Love Boat” TV series. Gail Storm starred in a very successful 1950s TV series that featured American President Lines. It was the preview to the 1970s-1980s TV series, LOVE BOAT, that changed the cruise industry. Read about APL and going Around The World aboard American President Lines – first class – ... Read More »
Cruise History – The Last Ocean Liners: When you could go around the world by taking a liner voyage and not a cruise!
American Export Line’s SS CONSTITUTION Courtesy of a wonderful website called LAST OCEAN LINERS Until the early 1970s, it was routinely possible to schedule extensive world journeys by transferring between three, four or more different ocean liners on point-to-point line voyages. The services were promoted to take advantage of a coordinated system of fares and schedules among cooperating shipping ... Read More »
Cruise Line History – Round the World – only $854 First Class – aboard the Dollar Steamship Lines weekly from New York – When a dollar was worth a dollar! 1935.
A thrilling, luxurious trip Round the World was available on a regular basis aboard the Dollar Steamship Lines. In 1935, these great liners were sailing every week of the year from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco via Hawaii and the Sunshine Route on a big smooth riding President Liner. You could take 85 days to 2 years to ... Read More »
Cruise Line History – American President Lines – Publicity photo of the SS President Cleveland, SS President Wilson and SS President Hoover
1960s composite publicity photo showing three of American President Lines’ handsome trans-Pacific passenger liners. SS President Cleveland, SS President Wilson and SS President Hoover. These modern liners provided regular scheduled service from California to the Orient via Honolulu, Hawaii. When the President Wilson completed her last voyage in 1973, that marked the end of the trans-Pacific passenger service that American ... Read More »