New York's Liners

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For 175 years, passenger ships have crossed the Atlantic, linking the Old World with the New World. Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through the port of New York. National rivalries caused ships to grow in size, speed, and a comfort that had once been unimaginable. The advent of the passenger jet in 1958 changed how people travel. New York's harbor is now quieter, and there are no longer days with six liners ready to sail to fabled European ports. Happily, one can still sail to Europe, cruise the Caribbean, or take a world cruise from Manhattan aboard a new generation of liners like the Queen Mary 2. New York's Liners captures iconic images of the great ships from the 1890s to the present day.
ISBN: 9781467123372
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John A. Fostik, MBA, is the author of several transportation-related books and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines. He attributes his lifelong interest in all things maritime to his father, who worked for the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Kearny, New Jersey. Using images and memorabilia from his personal collection, he brings back a time when the Conte di Savoia, Normandie, and Queen Mary were household names.
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