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A World In The Middle Of The Ocean
At their zenith the great transatlantic liners were lean runways for Schiaparelli dresses and Sulka dressing gowns, gorgeous stage sets for ship-to-shore gossip, bon mots, cocktail shakers, and dancing all night. It still can happen.
April 1996 | Volume 47, Issue 2
By then the sunrise had turned into a morning so bright it scrubbed everything it touched. The morning of all mornings to come to America, the America sprung out of dreams, seeming to be energetic and even wild, sturdy, smart, and most of all, from the rail of the QE2 , generous. A place so generous it will never be finished was waiting for our ship, waiting for me. And the next ship, and the next person to come to America.
As one draws near after days at sea, the very buildings and the bridges give the first welcome, and that was the one they gave on a morning last April.