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Monday, January 23, 2006

NZ Maritime Museum Experience; Chinese Seafarers in UK; RMS Carpathia Expedition

A blogger from the UK has written a fascinating report of a maritime tourism and museum experience in Auckland, New Zealand. Look for his description of the exhibit on steerage passage aboard an immigrant ship. [link]

The Daily Post in Liverpool, UK has reported on efforts to remember and mark what it called a "shameful" episode in UK history. After World War II, Chinese seafarers, many of whom risked their lives for the English people, were deported to their home country, even though many had married local women and started families. [link]

A company with access rights to the Titanic wreck has announced an expedition to salvage RMS Carpathia, the Titanic's rescue ship in 1912. [link] Carpathia was sunk by a German U-Boat in World War II.

1 Comments:

Blogger Pedro Caleja said...

It was nice to know about your blog and about the MH website.

I've linked both in my blog.

Cheers

2:00 PM

 

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