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Jo Rodriguez

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White Star Magazine September 1930

GLOWING WITH HEALTH and giving the impression that all could testify to the possession of that "I could push the Town Hall down" feeling, the 500 passengers who had been with the Adriatic on her nineteen day cruise to the Atlantic and Balearic Islands landed at Liverpool on August 19th.
Captain Kearney, commander of the Adriatic, called the trip a regular sunshine cruise, and said that the deck swimming pool and plenty of sunbathing had been popular features of pleasure to everyone. Some of the passengers confessed that, though they had enjoyed the shore excursions, they got back aboard the Adriatic with a feeling, "Well here's our floating home again."
In the matter of souvenirs--- ranging from the leather work of Casablanca to embroideries of Tenerife --- many of the tourists could put down "a full house." At Las Palmas the Governor came on board for dinner, and the Las Palmas Yacht Club arranged a special gala dance to which all passengers were invited.
His Excellency the Governor wrote this message of thanks for the Line's hospitality:- "In the name of the Governor of His Majesty the King of Spain, and on my own behalf as the Governor of Las Palmas (Great Canary), I greet the brave captain of the Adriatic and all the passengers on board. Thanking you from the depths of my heart. Long Live England."
 

Mark Baber

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There's some great stuff in White Star Magazine. Unfortunately, the NYPL is the only place around here that has it, and they only have one year's worth.

NIce article, Jo.
 

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I knew that The Central Library in Liverpool had White St Magazines and I've been wanting to see them for years. I finally got a chance this trip home. And I wasn't disappointed.
Their collection of White Star Magazines covers 1923 - 1934. Because of time restraints (and 'cos I kept getting sidetracked actually reading the magazines!) I only looked through about 18 months worth of magazines (end of 1929 - early 1931) but they were absolutely chock full of interesting information --- promotions, retirements, deaths of officers etc, pieces about ships (there's a whole edition devoted to the Georgic) stories about the passengers, even a story about Adriatic's ship's cat getting accidentally left behind in Liverpool.
Had I had more time I would have been tempted to photocopy everything :) Still I got the piece above plus 3 pictures of James Kearney and the piece about Northern Light so I was happy.
 

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Their collection of White Star Magazines covers 1923 - 1934.

That sounds like the entire run!

'cos I kept getting sidetracked actually reading the magazines!

Ahhh...THE deadly sin!

;-)

The only effective way to do something like this is to copy mindlessly, and leave the reading for later. It's the reason I've never finished copying the IMM annual reports in the NYPL...I kept reading and saying "Wow! Look at this!"

they were absolutely chock full of interesting information

Yep. The one year in New York---I think it runs from September '23 to September '24---produced plenty of stuff for me to regurgitate.
 

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