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  1. #1
    A. L. Gerard
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    Maritime research question

    I need a bit of very specific information about Transatlantic travel in the 1920's for a novel I'm writing, and I'm getting frustrated because I can't seem to find it anywhere. Here's what I need to know:

    Many of the transatlantic liners used the Southampton-Cherbourg-New York route. My question is, how long did it take to sail from Southampton to Cherbourg on a typical 1920's-era liner (Mauritania, Aquatania, etc) and for how long, on average, was the shipp docked at Cherbourg before proceeding on to New York?

    At one time, somebody on this site provided me with a website of a maritime history expert. I emailed him another question I had and received a prompt and very helpful response. But, of course, I can't find that website/email address and now I'm lost. Can anyone out there help?



  2. #2
    Janet Ford
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    Re: Maritime research question

    The gentleman who painted the cover art for my memoir is a very highly respected artist who has won numerous awards for his work painting historically accurate steamships. He used to work on the steamships himself and is quite the history buff on this topic.

    His name is L. David Sulewski
    You can see his website at: www.hoborails.com

    Email him and ask your question and I'm sure he'd be more than happy to help you out.

    Tell him Janet says Hi.

  3. #3
    Mya Bell
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    Re: Maritime research question

    <a href = "http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/VAS/0000-1066-4~White-Star-Line-Southampton-Cherbourg-New-York-Posters.jpg"><img src = "http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/VAS/0000-1066-4~White-Star-Line-Southampton-Cherbourg-New-York-Posters.jpg" height = "250"></a>

    Photo credit: Walter Thomas

  4. #4
    Mya Bell
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    Re: Maritime research question

    Here's what the steamship brochures looked like around that time:

    <http://travelbrochuregraphics.com/Nautical_Pages/Nautical_9/usslines2.htm>

    and here are some departure and arrival times:

    <http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=newyo>

    --- Mya Bell

  5. #5
    Mya Bell
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    Re: Maritime research question

    Some info on the White Star Line:

    <http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=adri2>

    and brochures for the American Line

    <http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/amer.htm>

    --- Mya Bell

  6. #6
    Beautiful Loser
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    Re: Maritime research question

    Mya is such a peach and a true asset to writers.net and our world. If I were you, and obviously I'm not, I would take a peak into the links which she [Mya] has provided for your perusal.

  7. #7
    Mya Bell
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    Re: Maritime research question

    Info on specific ships in the American Line:

    <http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/uslines.htm>

    A liner that made one trip on that run, but there are some historical tidbits that might be of interest:

    <http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:wiFluiyRVGkJ:www.maritimematters.co m/cityofhonolulu2.html+southampton+cherbourg+new+yor k+1921&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us>

    --- Mya Bell

  8. #8
    Janet Ford
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    Re: Maritime research question

    My friend tells me you contacted him regarding your question. I hope his feedback was helpful to you.

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