GARE MARITIME

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ANTIQUES DEALER AND FAMILY LOST IN DISASTER Gare Maritime ANTIQUES DEALER AND FAMILY LOST IN DISASTER
7th May 2015
Cliff Barry and Peter Kelly
Lusitania victim Edward Booth-Jones his wife and two children....
THE VOYAGER'S DREAM Gare Maritime THE VOYAGER'S DREAM
18th March 2015
William Henry Helm Brown was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, at 2am on the morning of the 28th April 1881; he was not destined to grow up there. His father, Alexander Brown moved the whole family over to the US and settled down in Erie, ...
THE CHAMPAGNE KING, THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE SAVOY HOTEL Gare Maritime THE CHAMPAGNE KING, THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE SAVOY HOTEL
24th October 2014
Cliff Barry
In 1889, the Savoy Hotel was the most modern hotel London had ever seen. Built by R...
Gare Maritime LEST WE FORGET: PHILADELPHIA BANKER AND WIFE - HARRY J & MARY KESER
23rd September 2014
Cliff Barry
Two victims of the Lusitania sinking...
WILLIAM MERIHEINA : AN INVENTIVE SURVIVOR Gare Maritime WILLIAM MERIHEINA : AN INVENTIVE SURVIVOR
29th March 2014
Jim Kalafus and Michael Poirier
The story of William Meriheina, Lusitania survivor and inventor of the car radio....
LEST WE FORGET :  THE LUSITANIA Gare Maritime LEST WE FORGET : THE LUSITANIA
7th May 2013
Jim Kalafus, Michael Poirier, Cliff Barry and Peter Kelly
MORRO CASTLE: INFERNO AT SEA Gare Maritime MORRO CASTLE: INFERNO AT SEA
7th August 2012
Jim Kalafus
Jim Kalafus reviews Inferno at Sea : Stories of Death and Survival Aboard the Morro Castle...
COSTA CONCORDIA EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS Gare Maritime COSTA CONCORDIA EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS
26th January 2012
Michael Poirier interviews Brandon Warrick and his sister Amanda who survived the sinking of the Costa Concordia in January 2012...
THE SINKING OF THE SEA DIAMOND Gare Maritime THE SINKING OF THE SEA DIAMOND
17th January 2012
Mike Poirier
The sinking of the Costa Concordia has drawn inevitable comparisons with both Titanic and other maritime disasters. In this verbatim interview by Michael Poirier, a young survivor of the April 2007 Sea Diamond sinking, Zak Hayes, recalls the experience of evacuation at sea....
NEW BOOKS CELEBRATE ITALIAN OCEAN LINERS Gare Maritime NEW BOOKS CELEBRATE ITALIAN OCEAN LINERS
10th December 2011
Jim Kalafus
In a world increasingly glutted with coffee-table format books, filled with minimal quantities of large-sized text and awash in “rare photographs and memorabilia” that are neither rare nor well-reproduced, it was refreshing to simul...
Gare Maritime TRAVELS IN MANY LANDS : 1920S TRAVEL DOCUMENTARY
18th November 2011
Evocative 1920s documentary travelogue...
MORRO CASTLE: THE FORGOTTEN VOICES Gare Maritime MORRO CASTLE: THE FORGOTTEN VOICES
14th June 2011
Jim Kalafus
Eyewitness tales of the Morro Castle disaster...
MORRO CASTLE NEWSREEL Gare Maritime MORRO CASTLE NEWSREEL
13th June 2011
Cine film of the Morro Castle fire and aftermath...
RMS OLYMPIC: THE EARLY YEARS Gare Maritime RMS OLYMPIC: THE EARLY YEARS
7th February 2011
Michael Poirier and Trevor Powell
It's easy to start the story of Olympic by talking about a limousine pulling up in front of Downshire House. However this has been over-used in many books and articles. What can one say about the career of Titanic's sister-ship...
LEST WE FORGET : THE COUGHLIN FAMILY Gare Maritime LEST WE FORGET : THE COUGHLIN FAMILY
14th September 2010
Michael Poirier and Jim Kalafus
A beautiful spring day had brought together a band of people who wanted to honor the memory of a Titanic victim, Kate Buckley. Sitting under a tent, waiting for the service to start, Shelley Dziedzic began talking to a friendly-looking...
LEST WE FORGET : ALBERT ARTHUR BESTIC Gare Maritime LEST WE FORGET : ALBERT ARTHUR BESTIC
1st August 2010
Michael Poirier and Jim Kalafus
“To me she was my dream ship. I saw her first when in her regal beauty she sped along the surface of the Clyde upon her trials. My boyish heart went out to her in admiration.” ...
THE PRICE OF FAME : ROSE ELLEN MURRAY, THE LUSITANIA'S TITANIC SURVIVOR Gare Maritime THE PRICE OF FAME : ROSE ELLEN MURRAY, THE LUSITANIA'S TITANIC SURVIVOR
7th May 2010
Jim Kalafus and Michael Poirier
Rose Ellen Murray, of Dublin and Philadelphia, became a minor celebrity after she survived the Lusitania disaster. However, her celebrity proved to be her undoing twenty years after the vessel was destroyed. Mrs. Murray'...
LUSITANIA: FINAL VOYAGE FOLIOS Gare Maritime LUSITANIA: FINAL VOYAGE FOLIOS
21st July 2008
Senan Molony
Examining the saloon berth list for the final, fatal voyage of May 1915....
SKY CRUISE : A FLIGHT ON THE HINDENBURG Gare Maritime SKY CRUISE : A FLIGHT ON THE HINDENBURG
1st March 2008
Jim Kalafus
A unique photographic and documentary record of the tragic airship....
DOUBLE JEOPARDY - LUSITANIA'S UNIQUE VICTIM Gare Maritime DOUBLE JEOPARDY - LUSITANIA'S UNIQUE VICTIM
15th October 2007
Senan Molony
The astonishing story of the woman whose body was twice claimed by the same German submarine....
RECALLING THE INDIANAPOLIS - CLEATUS LEBOW Gare Maritime RECALLING THE INDIANAPOLIS - CLEATUS LEBOW
30th July 2007
Cleatus Lebow
I was in the water, I was swimming away from the ship in the dark... I heard the loudest, worst noise Id ever heard...
LONDON'S RIVER Gare Maritime LONDON'S RIVER
21st July 2007
A 1920s tour down the Thames. From Hampton Court to the Pool of London the viewer is taken on avocative journey through the historic heart of England's capitol....
THE CAP ARCONA : GALLERY OF A LOVELY - DOOMED LINER Gare Maritime THE CAP ARCONA : GALLERY OF A LOVELY - DOOMED LINER
14th July 2007
Jim Kalafus
Recalling the loveliest of the 'forgotten' liners...
THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL Gare Maritime THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
10th July 2007
A family sets sail for Canada in the 1930s....
THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED: ONE BLACK WEEK IN 1875 Gare Maritime THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED: ONE BLACK WEEK IN 1875
28th June 2007
Jim Kalafus
The double tragedy of the Pacific and the City of Waco...