The SS Yale and SS Harvard became known as “white Flyers of the Pacific”! The sister ships each made four sailings a week, carrying 565 First Class passengers at an average speed of 23 knots between the two major California cities. The fast coastal ships provided an overnight cruise on the Pacific. They were a very popular way for traveling between ... Read More »
SOCIAL HISTORY: THE LOS ANGELES TIMES – FROM THE CHANDLER FAMILY TO SAM ZELL – THE DECLINE AND FALL OF A GREAT NEWSPAPER IN THE CITY OF THE ANGELS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A “FOREIGNER” FROM OBAMA’S CHICAGO… NORMAN CHANDLER (THE FAMILY THAT FOUNDED THE LOS ANGELES TIMES) ON THE COVER LIFE – WHEN THE LA TIMES WAS A GREAT ... Read More »
REVIEW – HOLLYWOOD TO HONOLULU: The story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company Written by Gordon Ghareeb and (MaritimeMatters publisher) Martin Cox Review published in Sea Classics, April 2010 by Rod Redman Travel nostalgia lovers will be thrilled by this well-illustrated tribute to one of the most celebrated regional steamship lines of the Roaring Twenties – The Los Angeles Steamship ... Read More »
FAMOUS LINER RMS QUEEN MARY IS GETTING A LONG-OVERDUE MAKEOVER. HUGO MARTIN OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS.
Social History: The Los Angeles Times reports in a great story by Hugo Martin the RMS Queen Mary is getting a long-overdue makeover. The company that leases the cruise ship turned floating hotel from the city of Long Beach is investing $5 million to upgrade rooms and restaurants. The RMS Queen Mary, famed Cunard liner, which Long Beach purchased in ... Read More »
Book Signing in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Steamship Company – Interview with author about a cruise line the LA Times Chandler family helped start.
Cruise Line History – Harry Chandler built the Los Angeles Times into arguably the most powerful and successful newspaper on the West Coast. He also was instrumental in starting the Los Angeles Steamship Company in the 1920s to rival San Francisco’s Matson Lines. A wonderful new book tells the story. Los Angeles photographer Martin Cox grew up in the south ... Read More »