02 March 2009

Happy Days are Here Again

On this day in 1936, the New York Times reports that demand for reservations on transatlantic liners is the greatest it has been since the beginning of the Great Depression, with some vessels expected to sell out -- among them the Cunard White Star Line's Queen Mary. The imminent maiden voyage of the new superliner is considered no small factor in the sudden increased interest in ocean-going travel. 

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