Ocean Liner Row New York's Historic Harbor District 

Ocean Liner Memorabilia
Historical Maritime Events

Distinguished Maritime Associations 




Ocean Liner Row
presents
The Golden Age of TransAtlantic Travel


Exhibit Location


The New York Public Library
City Island Branch
320 City Island Avenue
Bronx, New York 10464

If you would like an Ocean Liner Exhibit at your organization,
call for details.




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Ocean Liner Row supports
NAVAL ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES




OUR GUEST SPEAKER IAN ROBERTSON

Contact Information www.navalorder.org

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Straus Park is dedicated in loving memory to Isidor and Ida Straus. 
"We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go."
Isidor and Ida remained together on board the Titanic when it sank.



The Sinking of the RMS Titanic Memorial Anniversary
April 15, 1912







Straus Park Board Members
New York City


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Stony Brook University Investigates The Titanic and Lusitania Disasters



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SS United States Trust
 
Save the SS United States, Our National Treasure
Photo taken in Straus Park




Save the SS United States
America's Flagship of State



               


Below is the Ocean Liner Row Exhibit
at the NY Public Library
Bloomingdale Branch
In support of the
SS United States Conservancy
ssunitedstatesconservancy.org


If you would like an Ocean Liner Exhibit at your organization,
call for details.


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R.M.S Queen Mary Museum/Hotel/Event Center
Long Beach, California





The First Class Dining on Board the R.M.S. Queen Mary



"Dinner is served."
First Class Dining Room
R.M.S Queen Mary


The Observation Bar
R.M.S. Queen Mary


The First Class Grand Lounge
R.M.S. Queen Mary



The First Class Promenade Deck and shops
R.M.S. Queen Mary


The First Class Promenade Deck and shops
R.M.S. Queen Mary


The First Class Promenade Deck
R.M.S. Queen Mary


The R.M.S. Queen Mary First Class Purser's Office


First Class Passageway to your Staterooms
R.M.S. Queen Mary

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Southampton salutes The Cunard Line



R.M.S Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II

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Invitation to Join the Association
Ocean Liner Row supports the
R.M.S. Queen Mary Association
Southampton, England
www.queenmaryassociation.com


The R.M.S. Queen Mary Bridge--Wheelhouse


R.M.S Queen Mary
docked at Ocean Liner Row
New York
1950's


R.M.S Queen Mary Outward Bound to Southampton

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Ocean Liner Row recommends

The Brixham Steam Packet Company.

Ocean Liner Memorabilia and Collectables
 of Museum Quality

The Chart Room Lounge
serves delicious afternoon tea and cakes.
A first class ocean liner experience.
















Ocean Liner Row Fleet Week Exhibit
Port Authority Bus Terminal
42nd Street Off Times Square in New York City



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Photograph of the OCEAN LINER ROW Exhibit at the George Washington Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal, Broadway and 179th Street, Manhattan, NYC,.

Ocean Liner Row proudly exhibits memorabilia from the collection annually for public viewing.

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Project SS Mariposa-SS Monterey
A Floating Retirement Community
San Francisco, California
1979


S.S. Mariposa
Pacific Far East Line
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The Bankrupt Liners SS. Mariposa/SS.Monterey
Pacific Far East Lines

"The Bidders in the Federal Bankruptcy Court of San Francisco, California in April 1979 were The Sailors Union of the Pacific along with the California Department of Housing and Urban Redevelopment, the Taiwan Shipbreakers--Tung Sun, and Ed Daly of World Airways. Mr. Daly won the winning bid at @ $3,000,000 (three million dollars). Unfortunately The Project Mariposa-Monterey was never to become a reality."--Ian Robertson, Project Coordinator

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Sailors' Union of the Pacific

    Andrew Furuseth 1892
Founder of The Sailors' Union of the Pacific

"You can throw me in jail-- but you can never make me eat coarser food
 than the food I've ate, live in tighter quarters than the quarters I've lived
 or live a lonlier life than the life I've lived as a seaman."

                       



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U.S. Merchant Marines




     
 Contact Captain Justin Zizes, President
The Propeller Club

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Ocean Liner Row Supports The Preservation of
The Historic Tug Boat PEGASUS
built in 1907
as S.O.CO.16 for the Standard Oil Company.
Contact www.tugpegasus.org

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Ocean Liner Row Supports
The S.S. Columbia Restoration Project

"All Hands On Board."
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LILAC
STEAM-POWERED LIGHTHOUSE TENDER
lilacpreservationproject.org

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WWII Liberty Ship Stephen Hopkins
South Atlantic
27th of September 1942
Cadet Edwin O'Hara single handedly loaded and fired 
the last five shells scoring heavy damage to the enemy ship
before falling mortally wounded.
He posthumously received the distinguished service medal
for heroism.


The Edwin J. O'Hara Chapter
USMM Veterans


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John F. Kennedy with his PT109 Crew



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The Engine Room

"The Black Gang"
The Fireman and Engineers who worked in the Boiler Rooms
feeding the coal furnaces deep inside the engine rooms.


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    A Mariner's 23rd Psalm


The Lord is my shepherd, I shall steer a steady course.
"Weigh Anchor" "Stand By" "Full Steam Ahead".
With compass and bearing down channel to the open sea,
He guides my rudder,
He keeps the buoys in sight.

His comforting arms are my life preserver.
He keepeth my daily log book,
As the wind blows in from the North.
"Batten down the cargo hatches", "Secure all gear".

"Steer her between the anchors QuarterMaster".
"Steady As She Goes".
And when the swells are large
And I loose sight of land,
I shall weather the storm for Thou art with me.
With faith on the bow and fear on the stern,
He brightens the stars that guide me by night.
He will prepare a harbor before me.
"Secure the bow and stern lines".
And when I walk the final gangway,
I will anchor in the homeland of Eternity forever.
"Rudder Midships" "Bridge to the Engine Room" Finished With Engines."
Amen


by Ian Robertson, AB Quartermaster
 
Danang War Zone, Vietnam, 1968



                       
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Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Honor Guard takes 21 steps on his walk across the tomb.
The number of steps alludes to the 21 gun salute, the highest honor given
to any armed service or foreign dignitary.  
There are heavy metal heel plates on the heels of the guard's shoes. 
One can hear the loud click when he comes to a halt.
Next
, he executes an about face and moves his rifle to the other shoulder,
always carried on his shoulder away from the tomb.   
His gloves are moistened for a firm grip on his rifle, 
he waits 21 seconds after his about face to begin his return walk.
The Honor Guard is given the wreath pin, 
and is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Near the tomb stands the USS Maine Mast Memorial, which honors the 266 valiant seamen who perished on that very ship to a fate, unaware and a death unafraid.  
The battleship exploded and sank in Havana Harbor in 1898.  
The mast was salvaged from the wreckage.
May their souls rest in peace.

USS Maine Mast Memorial
below

Photo Credit: "USS Maine Mast Memorial" by Cliff - originally posted to Flickr as USS Maine Mast Memorial.
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons  ttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Maine_Mast_Memorial.jpg#mediaviewer/File:USS_Maine_Mast_Memorial.jpeg

  
Battleship U.S.S. Maine
Havana Harbor 1898

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Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1898







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Support the Battleship U.S.S. Olympia,
Admiral Dewey's Flagship

survivor of the Spanish American War
1898


             
Docked at the Independence Seaport Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Theodore Roosevelt, also commanded the volunteer cavalry
known as the Rough Riders
during the Battle of San Juan Hill
in the Spanish American War.


Teddy Roosevelt
The Battle for San Juan Hill.


The Rough Riders Victorious 
atop San Juan Hill.
True Patriots

"When you're at the end of your rope,
Tie a knot and hold on."  
Teddy Roosevelt


Story by Ian Robertson

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THE BRITISH WAR MEMORIAL
THE CENOTAPH
WHITEHALL, LONDON
Honoring the Fallen Heroes


Land of Hope and Glory,
Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee
Who are born of thee?

Wider still and wider
shall thy bounds be met.

God who made thee mighty,
make thee mightier yet.

God who made thee mighty,
make thee mightier yet.


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British Merchant Mariners



"The Federation of Merchant Mariners brings together many associations/organizations connected to the Merchant Navy whose aim is to gain recognition for the role that merchant seafarers have played
in the defense and development of the nation."



http://www.merchant-mariners.co.uk/index.php

  


"The Merchant Seafarers’ bravery and sacrifice in assisting HM Armed Forces
in military operations has been formally commemorated with UK Merchant Seafarers Veterans' Badge.
The badge is available to all Merchant Navy seafarersand fishermenwho served in a vessel
at a time when it was operated to facilitate military operations by UK Armed Forces at any time."



"The Arctic Star is granted for operational service of any length north of the Arctic Circle (66 degrees, 32’N)
from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945 inclusive."

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NORWEGIAN MARITIME MONUMENT
Oslo, Norway



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Oceans Southampton



OCEANS
Located in the GREAT PORT OF SOUTHAMPTON

OCEANS is proud to offer an R.M.S Titanic Exhibit
along with many other Ocean Liner Memories.
The Britannia Tea Room, located below the Bargate, in the Southampton Shopping District,
serves delicious afternoon tea.


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The Royal Navy and the Submarine Museum are located in Portsmouth, England.

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The Southampton Football Club
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Ocean Liner Row supports Liner Lovers
www.linerlovers.com

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Ocean Liner Row supports

Portside New York's
Historic Ship
The Tanker "Mary A Whalen"
www.portsidenewyork.org 
Tel: 917-414-0565 
Email: portsidenewyork@gmail.com
P.O. Box 195 Red Hook Station
Brooklyn, NY 11231


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The National Lighthouse Museum
Staten Island, NY





Ian R., Linda Dianto (Lighthouse Museum Director) and Bill Miller (Maritime Author)
Left to Right


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U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
www.uslife-savingservice.org

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The Power Squadrons
Celebrating 100 Years of Service To The Boating Community


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The World Trade Center Twin Towers
New York Harbor
with the
R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth II
heading Eastbound for Southampton
and the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.
Summer 1985

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Disaster Struck
A Small Flotilla of Boats Responds to the Rescue Call

The World Trade Center Twin Towers
Once Standing and Now Gone
September 11, 2001



Boatlift 9-11-2001
"All Available Boats."
This is the United States Coast Guard.
Anyone wanting to help with the evacuation of Lower Manhattan, report to Governor's Island.

Fire up the Engines.
We are on our way.
God Help Us All.
Just call and we will be there.
The amazing result was that over 200,000 people
 were evacuated in half a day.
Everyone Helping Everyone.

The Coast Guard Militia Auxiliary.





The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
"On Stand-By"

 

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The Presidential Yacht



The Kennedy Yacht--Honey Fitz
was docked at the Showboat Hotel and Marina
Greenwich Harbor Connecticut
in the 1980's.

Thanks to Joe Keating and family
for many memorable meals and festive evenings.

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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN'S ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA







HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
hosting President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
on board Britannia



HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
hosting President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan
on board Britannia





The State Dining Room on board The Britannia
which hosted Royalty and Heads of State on trips around the World.




The State Lounge on board BRITANNIA



BRITANNIA AT ANCHOR AT DUSK




The Royal Yacht Britannia
Docked at Merseyside, Liverpool
Now, a museum ship in Edinburgh, Scotland








Boris Johnson calls for the return of The Royal Yacht Britannia,
the Ship of State,
to serve as a floating British Embassy,
to travel around the world,
in an effort to drum up funds earmarked for
post-Brexit Trade Deals in support of the UK economy.


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On Board with The Duke




John Wayne's boat "Wild Goose".

A WWII US Navy Mine Sweeper.
Saw action and patrolled out of ADAK, Alaska.

In 1946 was put into Mothball Fleet.

John Wayne bought her and renamed her "Wild Goose".
He entertained his film buddies
Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Robert Mitchum, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Stewart--
with poker table--
their party boat.



The "Wild Goose" is at Newport Beach, California

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Pulitzer and Nobel Prize Winning Author
Ernest Hemingway


PILAR
Hemingway's Boat




Ernest Hemmingway' Boat
"PILAR"

The Main Salon of PILAR
where many a famous novel was conceived.
PILAR, underway, full speed ahead, off Key West Florida
 and is now a museum attraction in Cuba
which was one of his home ports.

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FLAG SHIP LAMB CHOP
The Pride of Ocean Liner Row




LAMB CHOP'S
Main Salon, Dinette and Galley



GUEST STATEROOM


CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS
             



Lamb Chop on Dry Dock

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The Governor Of New York
recognize the importance of 
Maritime Preservation






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THE FLAG 
MY COLORS ARE RED, WHITE AND BLUE.
I AM MORE THAN JUST A CLOTH SHAPED INTO DESIGN.
I AM THE SILENT SENTINEL OF FREEDOM.
I AM THE EMBLEM OF THIS GREAT SOVEREIGN NATION.
I AM THE INSPIRATION FOR WHICH SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMAN, MARINES AND COMMANDOS
MARCHED INTO BATTLE AND GAVE THEIR WAR TORN BODIES.
I HAVE CROSSED OVER OCEANS ATOP THE MASTS OF SHIPS TO MAKE THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE.
I WAS CREATED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT IN POWER.
I HAVE COVERED THE COFFINS OF OUR DEAD HEROS BEFORE THEY ARE LOWERED TO THEIR FINAL RESTING PLACE.
I AM SILENTLY REMOVED AND FOLDED BY HAND AND GIVEN GENTLY TO THE BROKEN HEARTED NEXT OF KIN.
I AM THANKFUL TO ALL OUR VETERANS WHO CARRY THEIR MEDALS WITH PRIDE.
I HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
I HAVE FLOWN THROUGH WARS, PEACE AND PROSPERITY.
NEVER LET MY ENEMIES TEAR ME DOWN.
AND THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME WAVING IN THE BREEZE,
TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER
I SHALL REMAIN THE SYMBOL OF FREEDOM AND PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.

Adapted by Ian O Robertson
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Eight Bells--
can be rung to honor a Mariner at his funeral
marking the end of the watch
--Eight Bells


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on behalf of 
Ocean Liner Row 
are deeply appreciated.
Thank you.
 







You are listening to Blackmore's Night
Guitar Instrumental by Ritchie Blackmore
Beyond the Sunset


"Sail Away on Ships of Wonder
Ride the Waves on Ships of Steel
Catch the Rainbow"
--Ritchie Blackmore

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