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Sailing to Hawaii on the SS LURLINE

Sailing to Hawaii on the SS Lurline in the 1950s… William Matson had first come to appreciate the name in the 1870s while serving as skipper aboard the Claus Spreckels family yacht Lurline (a poetic variation of Loreley, the Rhine river siren) out of San Francisco Bay. Matson met his future wife, Lillie Low, on a yacht voyage he captained ... Read More »