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Winona Steamboat Museum Pamphlet

Nice little pamphlet for the Winona Steamboat Museum and their little steamboat Julius C Wilkie. Concisely covers steamboat history all around the Minnesota region of the Mississippi river.

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary Life Magazine article.

Out to Sea and into History. Clipping out of the life magazine that celebrated the life of the QM and her retirement from Cunard. Filled with all sorts of anecdotal information and pictures. She was on her way to Long Beach to start a new static life. From the FOB collection.

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Goodrich Line: Christopher Columbus repo photo

After the Columbian exposition , The whaleback Christopher Columbus was purchased by the Goodrich line for use as passenger service form Chicago to points north (specifically Milwaukee). There is an amazing model of the CC at Navy Pier in Chicago … very interesting maritime hull design that was specific to the great lakes system.

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Paddlewheels to Propellers: by Fishbaugh 4 generations of Howard shipbuilding in Jeffersonville.

Great historical work on the Howard Ohio river ship/ boat building. The Howard works still churn out maritime work today … mostly barge work for the inland river fleets. I have been to the Howard home and Steamboat museum … it is a beautiful place packed with Hoosier riverboat history.

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American Export Lines: Dining Room tablecloth Restocked MM17

Amazing AE line table cloth. All cotton and proudly made in America (of course) this is a gorgeous table cloth. The sailing ship line logo is woven into the pattern and surrounded by Americian Export Isbrandtsen Lines Inc.This one is approx 36×36. At one time this was  cleaned, folded and never used again. I imagine there were lots of these left in a warehouse when the fleet was mothballed and eventualy sold. This is in great shape and shows very little if any wear.

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US Steel Magazine Janurary 1937.

Nice little US Steel publication … mostly about different aspects of the Isthmian fleet that carried cargo all over the work. Excellent Fred Hoertz painting of the “Steel Traveler” on the front cover and Horetz painting of the fleet on the rear cover.

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Titanic Commutator Fall 1997: SS America/ THS convention issue

Great multi storied issue … about 15 pages are dedicated to a great article on the America. The other big story covered was the THS convention that was held on the Queen Mary …. lots of folks came in period attire .. and fun was had by all! This is full of great photos … as most of the THS publications are.

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SS Silverstar deckplan

Cute little deckplan … for the puggy little Silverstar. She started life in the Military … and after WW2 was converted into a little cruise ship operating off the east coast of the US. She was pretty utilitarian and somewhat successful in her own way. A note tells us Mom stayed in cabin 42. The Silverstar was such an odd duck…You do not see much for her.

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Cunard line: Maddock China crescent dish: Restocked!

Maddock was the staple of all Cunard china patterns in the 50’s and 60’s. Very durable … it could tolerate the hot temps of the ships scullery equipment. Best thing about Maddock for collectors… each piece was dated when it left the factory… from 1966. Several available

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Cunard Line: Maddock China crescent shaped dish: restocked!

Maddock was the staple of all Cunard china patterns in the 50’s and 60’s. Very durable … it could tolerate the hot temps of the ships scullery equipment. Best thing about Maddock for collectors… each piece was dated when it left the factory … from 1967. Several available.

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Beau Voyage book by JM Brinnin

Beau Voyage by JM Brinnin : Awesome photographic record of North Atlantic Liners from Brinnin in the mid 1970’s. From the images of the QM’s anchor chains laid out and ready for installation on page 20 , to the riveting photograph of passengers descending the staircase of the Ile de France into the post war dining room ( note the light fixtures reflected in the mirror )… the B/W images in this book do not disappoint … and quite a few are fairly uncommon in publication. The text is pretty engaging too. Great shape with a few minor tears to the dust jacket. 271 pages

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Sea Classics Magazine April /May 1985

These are always a treat … of course the best article in the one is written by FOB .. and is titled ” the seven Lives of the Manhattan and Washington”. Frank’s delight always shows in writing and the11ish page article just glows for these little ladies. Born out of the depression, they sailed in the 30’s and saw heavy war use in the 40’s. After the war, there was some (but little austerity use).. and both ships spent most of their time remaining time slowly rusting in the reserve fleet. The magazine does have some page crinkling.

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Cunard line: The Director by Alan Thomas onboard library book

Directly from a library of one of the Cunard ships … this is a nice little book. The Cunard line crest is printed on the cover and there are a few “date stamps” inside.

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American Export Lines: SS Atlantic ash/pin tray 4 pack.

4 cute little glass trays packed nicely in thier orginial souvenir box. The Atlantic sure isn’t a very popular liner … she never have the fanfare of the larger ships; but she did survive a very long time as the SS Universe. She ended her days on the beaches of India becoming recycled resources for the local economy.

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Passenger Ships of the Atlantic Ocean booklet

Nice little booklet published by the Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ship Conference … in 1968. This great little booklet ws an obvious attempt to drum up business …. which was certainly waning by 1968 . Gret little history in a nutshell format … about 12 pages in length. Good solid shape with some age browning.

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French Line: 50’s deck of cards

Interesting deck of French Line cards .. sets of 8 cards .. Nine’s through aces. Not sure what cad game this would have been for … nothing I ever played before. They sems to be well used … I”m sure they provided lots of entertainment! Also comes with the well worn box!

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The Delta Queen Steamboat Company: “save the queens” plate

Oh if only these 3 were still plying the American inland waters! Only the Americian Queen is in active service today (under different owners). The DQ herself is currently a B&B type hotel … and the MQ was deemed so full of mold that she is slowly being scrapped. Buying this plate was a way to support saving these ladies way before thier final demise! Great condition!

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Cunard: Ivernia Mechanical Float Pencil

Oh, probably Peter Kengo is the only person that can tell you exactly hom much I loved the little Ivernia/ Franconia. She was such a special little Canadian lady. Great floaty mechanical pencil … of course a gift shop item. I don’t think the little “Ivy” floats anymore (needs oil refilled)… but all else is excellent w/ lead! Orginial box and instruction sheet.

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Cunard Line: QM Long beach commerative coin

Nice QM commerative coin … probably from a Long Beach onboard gift shop. Very darling blue velvet case.

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Cunard Line: Aquitania WW2 framed photo

Nice WW2 picture of the Aquitania. From 1914, she survived both wars and gave the company spectacular 4 funneled service. She was also the last 4 funneled ship … and after hard use and minimum post WW2 austerity refurbishment.. went to the scrappers in 1950. I think this is a modern “nostalgic” photo.

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German Atlantic Line: Hsnseatic Keychain

Great little keychain … would have been offered out of the onboard giftshop. This cute little bugger could easily be converted into a stylish necklace!  I just loved the Hanseatic … you could always see the nuances of her Brittish CP interiors behind the newer German artwork and furnishings.

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100 Years Under the Southern Cross: Shaw Savill booklet MM17

Nice line published history booklet for Shaw Savill. Filled with the companies history, drawings and images. Heavey stock paper and in excellent condition. The Southern Cross was a trendsetter and sure had a long life under other owners cruising out of Miami.

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Canadian Pacific: Empress of Scotland: hanging postcard

Nice super heavy stock portrait card for the EOS …. shown in Liverpool harbor. This was probably a gift shop item available for onboard purchase. The EOJ>EOS> Hanseatic was one of may favorite ships. A smelly smokey fire in NY harbor sent her to the scrappers. This card does have an unfortunate crease line  … its only flaw!

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Royal Viking Line: Ladies Scarf

A great in the package RVL scarf. I really loved the RVL ships … they had such nice modern lines. The scarf looks like it was never opened or worn… excellent condition! Still stylish for modern cruising!

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NDL: stainless steel spoon

Nice stainless steel spoon from a NDL ship with a stamped key and anchor logo. Probably from the 60’s or 70’s. typical use and scullery wear and tear!

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