International Mercantile Marine Co - Titanic Commutator - 3Q 2011

Front Cover, The Titanic Commutator, 3rd Quarter 2011, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Front Cover of The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. for Issue 195 for the 3rd Quarter 2001. GGA Image ID # 1046416a4c

On the Front Cover: A stylistic illustration that appeared on the cover of the defunct Collier's Magazine of the Chelsea Piers, New York, late June 1911. Artist depiction of Olympic on the right. Kamuda collection.

The issue features articles highlighting the Titanic Heritage Tour and an Introduction to the Rhinebeck Area. Reprint of a 1903 circular on the International Mercantile Marine Company is included.


  • Introduction to the Rhinebeck Area
    Astor-related information
  • Church of the Messiah
    Astor-related stories from newspaper archives
  • Titanic Historical Society at the Church of the Messiah
  • Titanic Heritage Tour Highlights
  • The Astor Bridge—Then and Now
  • International Mercantile Marine Co.
    Railway and Shipping World, March 1903
    A circular was produced providing information on personnel and reorganization among the various steamship companies controlled including White Star Line, American and Red Star Line, Atlantic Transport Line, Leyland Line, and the Dominion Line.
  • Remembering Titanic Southampton
    Contributed by Kate Finnegan
  • Remembering Titanic
    International Ice Patrol Wreath Drop 2011
  • Titanic Centennial Memorial Donors and Upcoming Dedication Weekend
  • Olympic Incident in New York Harbor
    Compiled from newspaper archives
  • Broadway Dame: The Life and Times of Mrs. Henry B. Harris—Part 3 Conclusion By Randy Bryan Bigham and Gregg Jasper
  • Sea Poste
    Seeking articles and photos of past THS events for THS 50th birthday in 1913; what does a copy of 1898 edition of Futility look like?; thanks for a superbly organized THS convention; additional details on Otto Reuter's medals; help in dentifying an old stereoview of Titanic?; seeking information on companies that built lifeboats for Harland &Wolff and Titanic.
  • Book Reviews
    Lusitania, An Illustrated History by J. Kent Layton, RMS Lusitania, The Ship, and Her Record. Reviews by Tim Trower. RMS Titanic, "dinner is served" and RMS Titanic "The A First Violin by Yvonne Hume. Reviews by John Balls.

Back Cover, The Titanic Commutator, 3rd Quarter 2011, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Back Cover of The Titanic Commutator: The Official Journal For The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. for Issue 195 for the 3rd Quarter 2001. GGA Image ID # 104689f986

On the Back Cover: A hand-colored postcard photo showing, the park-like grounds of historic Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, Mass. circa 1900. The Titanic Centennial Memorial will be unveiled and dedicated here on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 11 am. Kamuda collection

Other Photographs (Not Shown)

Top: At the FDR Library, a memento of the Roosevelts' voyage to Europe in June 1906, on Oceanic II; circling their cabin on the Upper Deck.

Left: Revs. Richard McKeon and George Demass at the Remembrance Service in the Church of the Messiah.

Right: Chris Dougherty, Chairman of the convention also narrated the tours on the coaches. Photos: Karen Levister, Karen Kamuda

Publication Information

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

The Titanic Commutator
The Journal of Record of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc. ®

Volume 36, No.195 Membership Year 2011

3rd Quarter—November 2011 to January 2012


Published quarterly and continuously for nearly forty years by The Titanic Historical Society, Inc., (ISSN 004-8182) and mailed from Springfield, Massachusetts, the journal has been the groundbreaker in providing primary source materials.

Accounts from Titanic passengers, biographies of White Star liners and other shipping companies are standard; also varied maritime interests, illustrations, and commentaries—ensuring a permanent record.

Sixty-four pages of exceptional content make this publication the largest and best of society journals whose excellence and accuracy is renowned.

Letters, email, advertising, articles, news items, and photographs are welcome. However, articles submitted must be exclusive to The Titanic Commutator.

No remuneration is made, and the Society cannot guarantee publication. General interest, veracity, and originality are the criteria; the burden for accuracy rests with the author, and the expressed opinions are not necessarily those of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Note: We have made minor edits to this text to correct grammatical errors or to improve word choice to clarify the content. We replaced words written using a non-American variant with the American English spelling for consistency. The passive text was often left “as is.” Those who need to quote directly should verify any changes by reviewing the original material.

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