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Join us online with Ron Lewis, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, when he presents on the early days of transatlantic steam travel and examines the trials, failures, and successes that brought us to the year 1912.
About the presentation:
The compulsion, romance, and desire to set sail for distant lands abides in us as almost genetic. Early man was faced with seemingly insurmountable barriers of water, and he learned to use them as highways to speed him on to new worlds. Today, we regard travel by ship as ordinary and unremarkable. But how did we come to this point? Crossing the vast Atlantic Ocean, where no island existed as a refuge, surely took daring and confidence, and only the wealthy could embark with any comfort assured. Come hear Ron provide insight into the trials, failures, and successes of transatlantic steam travel and what that means to us now.
Viewers are welcome to send Ron comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.