Romanic in last week's news


Mark Baber

Staff member
It's not often these days that a White Star liner other than Titanic is mentioned in the general circulation media, but there was apparently such a story in Saturday's Citizen, a Laconia, New Hampshire, daily newspaper. The online version appears (at least for now) here.

For the sake of posterity, in the event the page is available only for a limited time, the article is entitled "100 years ago - Lakeport singer to study in Italy." It describes an article that appeared in The Laconia Democrat in September 1909 to the effect that two local singers, Anna F. Emerson and Edith Gorrell, both of Lakeport, would be leaving New York "via White Star line steamer Romanic" on 15 September, "for at least a year's study abroad under the best masters." More details of the pair's prior training are provided, but nothing more is said about the ship.