QUEEN MARY approaching the 75th anniversary of her maiden voyage. © Martin Cox 2011

The QUEEN MARY will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of her maiden voyage next month and the Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California Chapter (which operates an office on board the liner) is supporting the two-day long party along with the ship’s operators on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 with a series of historical lectures.

The weekend includes special activities on board. For the complete schedule and hotel packages, please visit to http://www.queenmary.com/Anniversary
Friday and Saturday will have two lectures per day (at 1:00pm and 3:00pm each day).

The SSHSA of SoCal will be presenting a several talks, including:  Chris Butler’s “Pride, Power, and Prestige: Queen Mary and the Race for the Blue Riband”;  “NORMANDIE… Le Paquebot Jazz Hot — A Brief Architectural Visit Aboard the Major Competition on the High Seas” by William Keene; “Trans-Atlantic Fashion in the Maiden Voyage Era” by Colleen and Shawn Crosby; and “Art Deco and the Ocean Liners” by Chapter Chairman Bruce Vancil.

The Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California Chapter is a very active chapter with quarterly meetings on board QUEEN MARY, a magazine. In December 2011, it will host a group cruise from Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera ports of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas on board SAPPHIRE PRINCESS.

Steamship Historical Society of Southern California Chapter


Martin Cox

Martin Cox

MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland.Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.
Martin Cox

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