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The Titanic Commutator, Volume 36, Number 193, Quarterly Journal

The Titanic Commutator, Volume 36, Number 193, Quarterly Journal

A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Original Research into the White Star Line and Notable Vessels of History

:TITANIC COMMUTATOR
THE JOURNAL OF RECORD OF THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. ®
Volume 36, No. 193

Membership Year 2011 1st Quarter—May through July 2011

FRONT COVER (At Right) Henry Harris's lavish Hudson Theatre at Broadway and 44th Street. Its balconies were decorated with mosaics designed by Tiffany and the playhouse's gold leaf ceiling was burnished to Renee Harris's specifications. Gregg Jasper collection.

In this Issue: Featured extensive article on the Life and Times of Mrs. Henry B. (Renee) Harris, wife of the Broadway Impresario Henry B. Harris owner of the Hudson Theatre.  Additional stories about the White Star Line Freight Steamship Naronic and Colonel Astor’s Funeral – Reports from Contemporary Newspapers Detailing the Journey of Colonel Astor from Halifax to the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck.

CONTENTS

IN THIS ISSUE

48 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION

  • BROADWAY DAME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MRS. HENRY B. HARRIS - Part 1
    By Randy Bryan Bigham and Gregg Jasper
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NARONIC?
    From contemporary newspaper reports
  • THS's PROJECT FOR 2012 UPDATE TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL
  • THS 2011 TITANIC HERITAGE TOUR CONVENTION — COLONEL J. J. ASTOR'S RHINEBECK AND THE HUDSON VALLEY
  • COLONEL ASTOR'S FUNERAL
    Astor's train journey from Halifax, NS to the service at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, NY
    By Edward and Karen Kamuda
  • SAVING LORD PIRRIE
    By Tom McCluskie, M.B.E.
  • TITANIC'S ANCHOR THEN AND NOW
    With thanks to John Coley

Above (Not Shown): White Star's ill-fated Noronic, one of the most notable freight steamships of her day. Equipped with twin screws and triple expansion engines, she could make the journey between New York and Liverpool in twelve days.
Image:The Illustrated American,April 3, 1893

Right (Not Shown) Lord Pirrie's memorial at Belfast City Hall after removal from the Belfast City Cemetery.

Photo:Tom McCluskie, M.B.E

SEA POSTE

Looking for information on Wiborg; longtime THS member born in Mansfield, Ohio recalls a photography store where her brother bought supplies owned by a Titanic survivor. Not knowing the name, many years later through the THS, she found out the man was Frank Goldsmith.

Looking for data on a Titanic song; requesting information on earthenware bowls used by White Star Line? Postcard of New York piers, would Titanic have docked there? Question about a "Titanic" telegram; were Captain Smith and J. Bruce Ismay present at any ceremonies related to Titanic before her launch—pertains to an inscribed box.

Did other ocean liners sail from Southampton on Titanic's sailing day? A metal roller supposedly from Harland & Wolff used to build Titanic? The Titanic Museum to be I featured on the Discovery Channel series,"Digging Deeper" in March 2011.

Issue 193 The Titanic Commutator

BACK COVER (at Right) Artist depiction of the Naval Parade including reproductions of Clermont and Half Moon during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909.:. Colonel Astor's steam yacht Nourmahal (center, background) convoyed the line of war vessels from Poughkeepsie to Newburgh. Kamuda collection

The Titanic Commutator, Published Continually Since 1963 1 Ncarb a Hall Century of Dedication and Distinction
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