SS CONTE BIANCAMANO on her post-war sea trials off Monfalcone, Italy. Copyright Maurizio Eliseo collection.

Peter Knego’s latest Sea Treks video, “CONTE BIANCAMANO, Then and Now”, has been added to the MaritimeMatters video clip page.  See the 1925-built liner come to life in a series of vintage images provided by Maurizio Eliseo, including some spectacular views of her first class interiors by some of Italy’s most prominent designers.  Then visit the ship’s remains, beautifully restored by the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology at Milan.  The First Class Veranda by Gustavo Pulitzer-Finale still exists, as does its magnificent ceiling motif by Marcello Moscherini depicting the “Legend of Jason”.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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