By Mike Bender
MIKE BENDER is an skilled yachtsman and certified Ocean Yachtmaster, with a few 40 thousand miles, commonly singlehanded, less than the keel.He is an Honorary study Fellow in background on the collage of Exeter.
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The Golden Age of liner commute used to be from the early 1900s to the Fifties, a interval ruled by means of black-and-white images, with few color perspectives. William H. Miller and Anton Logvinenko blow their own horns color perspectives of the outstanding ships, from the Mauretania and Lusitania to the Queen Mary, in addition to the a category liners of the Twenties and the elegant Deco Mauretania (2) of 1939.
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