Bill Miller is headlining our next Ship Talk on Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m. to discuss "Floating Palaces: The Great Atlantic Liners," and tickets are going fast! The program is free and open to the public, but attendees must register by clicking here.
Miller, an SSHSA board member, is a beloved maritime speaker who has written over 100 books and is considered an international authority on the subject of ocean liners and cruise ships. Don't believe us? Ask anyone who has had the chance to see one of his keynote speeches at our Ocean Liner Dinners. Everyone who attends is in for a real treat.
The talk features a photographic overview of the great Atlantic liners, from the likes of the Mauretania, Titanic and Imperator to the Art Deco age of the Ile de France, Rex, Normandie, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. Go aboard to see the lavish first class, the suites and salons, and the lower-deck steerage – those huddled masses that came westward by sea. There are two World Wars, the Depression and the final, pre-jet era in the 1960s and the last of this grand fleet, finishing up with the current age of the Queen Mary 2.
Future ship talks are scheduled to include Susan Gibbs, president of the SS United States Conservancy, in July, and Douglas Tilden, former vice president of the United States Lines, in August. Sign up for Mr. Ocean Liner's presentation today, and stay tuned for more details!