American social history: Locke-Ober… the grand French restaurant in Boston. The Brahmin city is so lucky. Jack’s in San Francisco and Perino’s in Los Angeles are gone. So are most of the wonderful American traditional restaurants. These were dining establishments that would have never permitted some parvenu wearing a baseball cap or backpack to dine amongst the swells. ... Read More »
Cruise History: The Old Fall River Line – Everyone from presidents to swindlers sailed the Sound on “Mammoth Palace Steamers” in the heyday of the sidewheelers operating from New York City to Boston via Fall River.
The Fall River Line was popularized by this famous song. A romantic and engaging way to travel between New York and Boston. It all began fittingly enough with Robert Fulton, who planned to vanquish Long Island Sound as he had the Hudson, even though he died, at an untimely fifty, just before the attempt was to be made. And the ... Read More »