Ocean Liner Row New York's Historic Harbor District 

Ocean Liner Memorabilia
Historical Maritime Events
Ian At Sea
Welcome Aboard



You could say that my love of the Sea and Ships goes back to my days
as a young boy growing upin
Southampton
not too far from
the Docks and the Ocean Terminal.

My father was a Marine Engineer
who sailed on the South American Run with the Royal Mail Line

He later retired from Harland and Wolff.

 
My grandfather sailed with The White Star Line on the R.M.S. Olympic, Celtic, Mauritania and the R.M.S. Majestic
as Chief Butcher.

He retired after 35 years of service. 

At the age of 16 years, I followed in their footsteps and attended
The British Merchant Navy School at Gravesend, Kent.




Upon completion, I began my career AT SEA.



My first trip was on the R.M.S. Queen Mary--destination--
 Pier 90, OCEAN LINER ROW, New York Harbor.
 



Subsequently, I was also fortunate to work on the  
R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth,
S.S. Ocean Monarch
 
and the Queen of Bermuda.  
 
     


After immigrating to America, I joined the US Merchant Marine and sailed to Vietnam on the ammunition ships the S.S. Swarthmore Victory, the Canada Bear and the S.S. Seatrain Georgia from 1968 thru 1969.


Danang, South Vietnam
August 1968
Able Bodied Seaman, Any Waters Unlimited
Lifeboat Ticket  


American Ammunition Transport Ships
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Ian O. Robertson
A.B. Quartermaster
I received the Vietnam Service Bar.



Vietnam War Memorial
Washington, DC

Matson Line’s S.S. Lurline
out of Wilmington, Los Angeles cruising to the Hawaiian Islands 

  

Today, I live in New York City and never venture far from the docks of Ocean Liner Row which had been my home port for many years. 




Ocean Liner Row Flagship
LAMB CHOP

The Crew and Guests Aboard
the M.V. Lamb Chop, NY Harbor





Virl, Karen, Ian


Ian, Pascale, Ernie




Lamb Chop is the Summer Headquarters of Ocean Liner Row


The Main Salon


Harbor Lights
Lamb Chop at Night
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Photos of Good Times with Treasured Friends


Spirit of the Sea



Northern Lights of Aberdeen
&
I Belong to Glasgow
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The Cast of "Rusty Rainbow"
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Connecticut
2001
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The Normandie Inn

Blackmore's Night
Party Celebration
Shadow Of The Moon
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 Top Hat Society
Ian, Stuart, Ritchie, Artie
(from left to right)



Shadow Of The Moon



Men of Harlech
Cambria Calling
CYMRU AN ABYTH
Top Hat Society


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The Renaissance Faire

Comrades
Soldiers of Fortune


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Osbourne House
Queen Victoria's Home on the Isle of Wight


Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plains


"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Blue Birds Fly


"They'll be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover.
Tomorrow, just you wait and see."


THE ALAMO
San Antonio Texas
1836
Colonel William Barret Travis' Last Letter to General Sam Houston
"Victory or Death"
performed by Ritchie H. Blackmore and Ian O. Robertson


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The Green Green Grass of Home
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Rock Band Football Match
Rock Band vs. Radio Station Florida
Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Lynn Turner, Roger Glover, Ian Paice
with referee Ian Robertson
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Merry Christmas

Carol Singing
Christmas in Connecticut
1986


The Meadowlands Arena
A Great Rock Concert
A packed stadium with 55,000 Fans.
DEEP PURPLE--AEROSMITH--GUNS N' ROSES
All the action was going on backstage with the legends.

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Preserve  Our Maritime Heritage
Our Goal at Ocean Liner Row is To Preserve Our Maritime History.
Let's share with Americans and Visitors from around the World
the Magnificence of the Era of TransAtlantic Travel.

We are grateful for the on-going goodwill and generosity from our supporters.

 

   

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Ian Robertson, A Creative Maritime Artist with and Overside Immagination
Collection In Need of a Home Port
Exhibit Space Wanted

www.oceanlinerrow.com

Welcome Aboard
"Smooth Sailing and Fair Winds"


THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES



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You are listening to Blackmore's Night
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore

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



ALL MUSIC AND IMAGES ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAWS
IMAGES MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION

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