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  • October 28-29 VIKING SKY port call added to PONY CRUISE SCHEDULES - 11/07/2017

UPCOMING

November

Friday November 17, 2017 – 6:00 PM
OCEAN LINER SUNSET
Presented by Theodore W. Scull
Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan

For our November program, former PONY Branch chairman Ted Scull will take us on a half-dozen voyages aboard ships that represent the end of their type: passenger-container ship, Royal Mail Ship, colonial liner, liner converted to cruising, and a pair of Atlantic liners. First, we will venture from Buenos Aires on a 26-day, northbound voyage to Brooklyn aboard Ivaran Lines’ super-comfy, 86-passenger-container ship, AMERICANA. Intended to be the first of a new breed of combi-ship, and officially classified as a scheduled passenger vessel, she attained priority access to congested Brazilian ports. Next, we're aboard the Royal Mail Ship ST. HELENA, living on borrowed time as her namesake island’s brand-new airport located deep in the South Atlantic finally opened to regular air service from South Africa after a long delay due to severe wind shear. The RMS ST. HELENA represented the very last of the long-distance mail ships and served the island with everything it required, except fuel.

Ships built to serve colonial empires slowly disappeared as one possession after another declared independence. Using the British India liner SS KARANJA as an example, Ted will introduce us to people who had to pull up stakes in East Africa and find another home.

Regency Cruises was a major operator of second-hand ships until it declared bankruptcy.  On this journey, we will follow the REGENT SEA, converted from Swedish Americas Line’s GRIPSHOLM of 1957, on a cruise to the Mayan ruins of Belize, Honduras, and Belize.

Following the program, Ted’s new book "Ocean Liner Sunset" will be available for sale along with the first two of the trilogy: "Ocean Liner Odyssey" and "Ocean Liner Twilight." 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
OCEAN LINER BAZAAR
417 East 61st Street, New York City (between First and York Avenues)

December

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
2017 PONY BRANCH HOLIDAY PARTY
Arte Cafe, 106 West 73rd Street, Manhattan

January

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Program TBD
Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan