Ocean Liner Row New York's Historic Harbor District 

Ocean Liner Memorabilia
Historical Maritime Events
About Ocean Liner Row
Our Maritime History



 
  
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Our Maritime Heritage

"Welcome Aboard"

This website is being offered by
Ian Robertson, Ocean Liner Historian and Activist,
in the preservation of our Maritime History
and
 is dedicated in loving memory to 

"Grandad"
Roland Owen
Holyhead
Wales

who sailed with the White Star Line
35 Years on the Southampton to New York Run.

        

I invite you to take a walk along the Hudson River
 and imagine a time when Ocean Liner Row stretched from
 Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan north to 59th Street.

This area of the New York City Waterfront is where all the great Ocean Liners docked after their TransAtlantic Crossings from Europe.

These ships carried thousands of families,
 their worldly possessions packed in suitcases,
full of hopes and dreams to start a new life here
 at the great Port of New York--
GATEWAY TO AMERICA.

I hope that this precious part of our Maritime History
 can be preserved and safeguarded
 so that future generations will be able to enjoy
 these international treasures. 

Let's Get The Word Out

            
            
 Over the last 30 years, I have devoted time to collecting Ocean Liner Memorabilia, treasures which have come from the international ports of Genoa, La Havre, Cherbourg, Hamburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Rotterdam, London, Liverpool, Southampton as well as from Restaurants, Bars and Shipping Offices that once flourished
 on 12th Avenue along the Hudson River
at the
 Great Port of New York
.

This
 website represents a fraction of my Ocean Liner Steamship Collection,
memorabilia in need of a permanent home port--
preferably along the Hudson River in New York City.

Let's share with Americans and Visitors from around the World
the Magnificence of the Era of TransAtlantic Travel.
 

Exhibit Space Wanted
Collection In Need of a Home Port
Thank You For Your Consideration On Behalf Of
Ocean Liner Row

           





A FLOATING PALACE


The R.M.S Lusitania
Cunard White Star Line
Arriving at Chelsea Piers, New York City, 1907
with horse drawn carriages waiting to escort the passengers from Europe to their final destinations


MORE FLOATING PALACES
Maiden Voyage RMS Queen Mary
Southampton to New York
Takes Blue Riband for the Speed Record for Trans-Atlantic Crossing
1936



S.S. United States
United States Line
New York Harbour
July 1952
Returning Home to New York from her Maiden Voyage,
she beat the speed record and was awarded 

The Blue Riband
which she still holds today.



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S.S. United States and S.S. America
United States Line






"Seaman's Meeting Place"
1920's thru 1960's
The Astor Bar in Times Square
Times Square, New York City
Crossroads to the World


************************************************************************************* THE HAPPENING PLACE IN BATTERY PARK
TO MIX, WINE AND DINE
www.piera.com
Part of the Heritage of New York's Historic Harbor District 

Ocean Liner Row presently has an exhibit from Ian Robertson's collection--the Great Liners of the 1900's 
open
for viewing during restaurant hours.

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Pier 88

New York City



Ocean Liner Row is honored to have assisted
The New York Department of Economic Development
in the selection of historical content which is permanently on display
at the Mini-Park adjacent to Pier 88 and the Intrepid Museum.




OCEAN LINER ROW FLEET WEEK EXHIBIT
Port Authority Bus Terminal
42nd Street off Times Square













A Flotilla of Watercraft
Responding to the Rescue Call to the World Trade Center
September 11, 2001



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Mariner's Hymn
"Eternal Father Strong To Save
Whose Arm Has Calmed The Restless Wave
Who Bids the Mighty Ocean Deep
Its Own Appointed Limits Keep
Oh Hear Us Cry To Thee
For Those In Peril On The Sea."

Merchant Marine Memorial
New York City Waterfront


Monument Depicts Four Merchant Seamen on the Bow of their Sinking Ship, Torpedoed on the North Atlantic, WWII
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A Twenty-One Gun Salute to the New York City Fire Department
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INTERNATIONAL WATERS
Also known as the High Seas under Maritime Law
Begins 12 Miles/22 Kilometers Offshore
and covers waters around the Globe of Nations

There are also territorial boundaries up to 24 miles
where some countries' border patrols/coast guards 
may be able to board any ships, suspected of illegal activity.

Once a ship is in International waters,
the ship's law is governed
by the country of registry 
and the flag it is flying under.
And, the Captain's word is law.

The United Nations Convention Treaty on the Law of the Sea states:
"Any waters deemed International waters are free to all nations to travel
but belongs to none of them."




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Ocean Liner Memorabilia Bought and Sold
Window Displays, Special Events, Promotions, Educational and Historical Lectures

Custom Designed Maritime Exhibits
To discuss your maritime exhibit and for prices:
Ian Robertson
ian@oceanlinerrow.com
Ocean Liner Row offers a wealth of ocean liner memorabilia, passenger ship artifacts, nautical collectibles, ocean liner gifts and decor as well as boat flags, diver helmets, clocks, portholes, wheels,lanterns, ocean liner travel posters, ocean canvas art and steamship photography.


Ocean Liner Row
In the New York Tradition of Preserving Our Heritage
 for Future Generations


 
You are listening to Blackmore's Night
Spirit of the Sea
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore
 



Thanks for the Memories

ALL MUSIC AND IMAGES ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAWS
IMAGES MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION


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