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Journey to the Titanic: The Story of the Yarred Family By Jenita Calton
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Jamilia had just climbed into bed, her clothes for tomorrow neatly stacked on the shelf next to the bed, when she heard the engines stop. Why would the engines stop in the middle of the ocean? ... More > Then, her senses fully awake, she felt a bump. What was that? As she lay there, holding her breath and listening, a growing sense of anxiety and endangerment overcame her. It is April 1912. Jamila and Elias are alone on a steamship in the middle of the Atlantic without parents and unable to speak English. How did they get here and will they survive? ‘Journey to the Titanic: the Story of the Yarred Family’ is the story of one Lebanese families immigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th Century. Told with respect and humanity this story is a good introduction to Lebanese culture and history. At 63,000 words it is a comfortable read for young adults and contains no vulgarity, violence or sex. Faith in God is lightly interwoven throughout the story.< Less
A Maiden's Voyage to Italy By Tricia Wright
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This is the 1903 travel journal of Blanche Campbell. The winner of the Davenport Democrat newspaper's Free Trip to Europe Contest.
Nothing is secret By John Mortimer
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Seeking independence from her family in Brewer Street, Soho, London in 1858, Elizabeth Susanna Browning responds to an advertisement placed by 'Zeta' in The Times newspaper. Within days, Elizabeth is... More > appointed housekeeper to 'Zeta', a strange but charismatic American engineer and newspaper editor, Zerah Colburn. Before long, 'Lizzy' as she is called by Mr. Colburn, and her new employer are sailing to New York on the iron steamer, Great Eastern. The couple marry in New York but a turbulent married life unfolds in Philadelphia where Zerah Colburn has launched a weekly newspaper. Hit by the 1860 financial crash, the newspaper folds and the couple head for London. In London, life is no happier for Lizzy who faces a personal and humiliating crisis. Faced with the diemma of staying with her husband or leaving, Lizzy hires a private enquiry agent, Mr. Bentley. What Mr. Bentley uncovers wounds Lizzy. But there are more shocks in store before she finds peace of mind with a new lover, another engineer, but from Norway.< Less
Eugen Schulte Voyage to Ecuador 1935 By Karin Barnaby
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Eugen Schulte, was 24 years old in 1935, employed as a clerk by Ferrostaal AG in Essen, Germany, when he shipped out to Ecuador, to work in his company’s offices there for four years. He... More > traveled on the S.S. Albert Ballin from Hamburg to New York and the S.S. Santa Clara from New York to Ecuador, via Jamaica and the Panama Canal. His diary and letters record the first-time traveler's impressions of that journey.< Less
Eugen Schulte Voyage to Ecuador 1935 By Karin Barnaby
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Eugen Schulte, was 24 years old in 1935, employed as a clerk by Ferrostaal AG in Essen, Germany, when he shipped out to Ecuador, to work in his company’s offices there for four years. He... More > traveled on the S.S. Albert Ballin from Hamburg to New York and the S.S. Santa Clara from New York to Ecuador, via Jamaica and the Panama Canal. His diary and letters record the first-time traveler's impressions of that journey.< Less
From Sail To Steam By A.T. Mahan
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Throughout history the era when sail gave way to steam is undoubtedly the most significant in terms of change in maritime transportation. In American history one of the most notable events was the... More > Civil War. The career of the author in the United States Navy spanned both of these events and his recollections provide today’s reader with a first hand account of them.< Less
Winds of Change By Shawn Lachance
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A broke steamship pilot finds herself caught in the beginning stages war
Engagement by seamail : letters between Mary Travers and Andrew Jack from 21st April 1928 to 9th June 1931 By Adrienne Higgs
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The courtship of Andrew Jack, a steamship officer working in India and Ceylon, and Mary Travers, of a Tasmanian farming family, was recorded for posterity in a series of witty, touching and eloquent... More > letters the pair exchanged between 1928 and 1931. These have been gathered in this volume along with historical notes by Mary's relatives and contemporary photographs reprinted from the original negatives for this book. This book gives a fascinating glimpse into another time and place and a timeless romance.< Less
Los Angeles & Redondo Railway Lines By Richard & Violet Appel
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This is a history of the Los Angeles & Redondo Railway lines. Included are some old, hard to find photos and postcard material mostly donated by OERM members. Also included is a section on the... More > Pacific Coast Steam Ship Company which used Redondo pier as one of its "ports of call".< Less
Letters on leave : letters between Mary Travers and Andrew Jack, and other family letters, from 1935 to 1941 By Adrienne Higgs
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Continuation of the acclaimed Engagement by Seamail chronicling the life of Mary Jack (nee Travers) in the leadup to WWII. Also includes letters from Archibald (Bill) Travers, an RAF Blenheim bomber... More > crewman who was lost in the Battle of Ceylon in 1942.< Less