Monday, December 10, 2012

Furness Bermuda ships in NY

The very first ship I visited was the Queen of Bermuda. That was back on May 3rd 1953, my 5th birthday. My grandparents were sailing to Bermuda. How exciting!
For years, the two Furness-Bermuda Line passenger ships were fixtures in New York harbor, most often sailing on Saturday afternoons at 3 o'clock. And usually, the two ships would sail together and then proceed side-by-side along the Hudson. And they were always very punctual. They'd pass Hoboken, just before my eyes, at about 3:15. 
Here's the grand Queen of Bermuda and her royal consort, if you will, the smaller, more yacht-like, very handsome Ocean Monarch, at Pier 95, at the foot of West 55th Street, in a view dated 1964. Combined, each week they'd take as many as 1,200 passengers to beautiful Bermuda. Six nights then for $145!
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