Lecture - Luxury Liner Row: Passenger Ships at New York

In the 1950s, over 100 passenger ships sailed regularly in and out of the great Port of New York. Most of them used piers along the West Side of Manhattan, many of them at docks from West 44 th to West 57 th Street and fondly known as “Luxury Liner Row”. The ships, both large and small, some hugely popular and others less remembered these days, made for a glittering cast. So, climb aboard — taking the Brazi l to Rio or the America to Le Havre or the Santa Rosa to Caracas. Three blasts and off we go!

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