Ocean Liner Row New York's Historic Harbor District 

Ocean Liner Memorabilia
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Ian At Sea

"
Smooth Sailing and Fair Winds"



You could say that my love of the Sea and Ships goes back to my days
as a young boy growing upin
Southampton
not too far from
the Docks and the Ocean Terminal.

My father was a Marine Engineer
who sailed on the South American Run with the Royal Mail Line

He later retired from Harland and Wolff.

 
My grandfather sailed with The White Star Line on the R.M.S. Olympic, Celtic, Mauritania and the R.M.S. Majestic
as Chief Butcher.

He retired after 35 years of service. 

At the age of 16 years, I followed in their footsteps and attended
The British Merchant Navy School at Gravesend, Kent.




Upon completion, I began my career AT SEA.



My first trip was on the R.M.S. Queen Mary--destination--
 Pier 90, OCEAN LINER ROW, New York Harbor.
 



Subsequently, I was also fortunate to work on the  
R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth,
S.S. Ocean Monarch
 
and the Queen of Bermuda.  
 
     


After immigrating to America, I joined the US Merchant Marine and sailed to Vietnam on the ammunition ships the S.S. Swarthmore Victory, the Canada Bear and the S.S. Seatrain Georgia from 1968 thru 1969.


Danang, South Vietnam
August 1968
Able Bodied Seaman, Any Waters Unlimited


I received the Vietnam Service Medal.


Vietnam War Memorial
Washington, DC

My last trip to sea was on the Matson Line’s S.S. Lurline, out of Wilmington, Los Angeles
--cruising to the Hawaiian Islands until she was sold in 1970. 

  

Today, I live in New York City and never venture far from the docks of Ocean Liner Row which had been my home port for many years. 

Photos of Good Times with Treasured Friends




The Crew and Guests Aboard the M.V. Lamb Chop, NY Harbor



Lamb Chop is the Summer Headquarters of Ocean Liner Row

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Spirit of the Sea


Osbourne House
Queen Victoria's Home on the Isle of Wight


Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plains


"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Blue Birds Fly

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Preserve  Our Maritime Heritage
Our Goal at Ocean Liner Row is To Preserve Our Maritime History.
Let's share with Americans and Visitors from around the World
the Magnificence of the Era of TransAtlantic Travel.

We are grateful for the on-going goodwill and generosity from our supporters.

 

   

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Ian Robertson, A Creative Maritime Artist with and Overside Immagination
Collection In Need of a Home Port
Exhibit Space Wanted

www.oceanlinerrow.com

Welcome Aboard
"Smooth Sailing and Fair Winds"


THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES


You are listening to Blackmore's Night
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore



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