We once made a trip (on an Isthmian ship - the Steel Navigator, I think) , unusual for an American merchant ship, around the world - west thru the Panama Canal and west again thru the Suez Canal - a little over three months with stops in Hawaii, The Philippnes, Hong Cong, Penang, Calcutta, and Ceylon.
Isthmian ( wholly owned subsidiary of USSteel) was a good company - the ships were well maintained and well run. And at that time ('50s) the whole world was in desperate need of American steel products.
And thanks for the tip on Carmine's - that seems like it could be the place.
Between my brother, another captain's son and I, we maintain... http://www.isthmianlines.com http://www.statesmarinelines.com
and a forum at ... http://s14.invisionfree.com/SMILforum/index.php
As one who has sailed for Isthmian, please register at the forum and participate there as well. Dad sailed during the war but ran the Brooklyn facility (Erie Basin) until they closed in the early 70's. I sailed as an ordinary on a Sealand ship (SS Boston) in 1969 on a trip from Port Newark to Baltimore, Rotterdam, Bremen, Grangemouth, Felixstowe and back.
here's a link to our page on the Steel Navigator http://www.isthmianlines...sm_steel_navigator.html
post edited by kozel - 2009/12/21 16:06:05