Your photograph of “luxury liner” row under 1958—"Sail Away"— brought back many memories, as my family was in the shipping business in New York and Hamburg. However, the Constitution is not the U.S. ship sailing in Hawaii; it’s the SS Independence . Built in 1951, she is the last of the U.S. ships in service.
When the Queen Mary left New York in 1967, both men and women cried openly. It was not only the Queen Mary ’s last voyage, it was the end of an era—and the end of the magic.