White Empresses and Other Canadian Pacific Liners of the 1920s & 30s

White Empresses and Other Canadian Pacific Liners of the 1920s & 30s

by William Miller


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Canadian Pacific Steamships was a worldwide travel network that included great passenger ships. Their highpoint for that arm might have been in the Twenties & Thirties. First, they had a superb transpacific service, Vancouver to and from the Orient, with four splendid ships providing twice-monthly service. It all hinted of far-off, exotic travel—grand salons, midnight sailings from Shanghai and an Asiatic steerage below decks. On the Atlantic, Canadian Pacific provided a fine service, largely between Liverpool and the St Lawrence, to Quebec City and Montreal. This culminated with the debut, in 1931, of one of the finest liners of the twentieth century, the giant ‘Empress of Britain’. An exquisite ship both inside and out, she made luxurious world cruises in winter—like a big yacht! The stories of these ships on both oceans is told in this new book. Some were scrapped prematurely, others casualties of war and still others restored and reactivated for Canadian Pacific liner services in the late Forties and into the Fifties. Altogether, it is a fascinating group of ships, well deserving of another review.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781556801
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 08/17/2018
Sales rank: 797,101
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Known as "Mr Ocean Liner," Bill Miller has written over 80 books about passenger ships. He has covered the liners large and small, in war and peace, and as collectibles and in post card form. Miller has also penned ovrer 1000 articles about ships and sea travel. He has been a popular guest lecturer aboard such liners as the QE2, QUEEN MARY 2, ROTTERDAM & CRYSTAL SERENITY for over 30 years. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across from the great liner piers of New York City, Miller has appeared in numerous TV documentaries, & news programs and himself has been the subject of a 60-min documentary called "Mr Ocean Liner". Miller has been the recipient of numerous maritime awards.

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