I was interviewed by the New York Times

Yesterday I was interviewed by the New York Times who called me–what a surprise! We talked for about 40 min. and this is the article that resulted: “Italian Ship Accident Stirs Memories of the Andrea Doria” http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/italian-ship-accident-stirs-memories-of-the-andrea-doria/ Cruise Ship Accident … Continue reading

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Reliving the horror 56 years after the Andrea Doria

Sounds like a line from my book: Alive on the Andrea Doria!”After the crash, everything was up in the air. People, chairs, glasses, food.”ALESSANDRA GRASSO, a passenger on the cruise ship that ran aground in a fatal accident off Italy.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/europe/cruise-ship-runs-aground-off-tuscan-coast.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha3

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Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia aground off the coast of Italy: three dead

This is deja’ vu.  There are so many similarities to my Andrea Doria experience  that it’s sending shivers up and down my spine.  How could this happen?  I’ll get the latest information from Naval architects and Marine engineers and keep … Continue reading

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First International Marine Forensics Symposium to Announce Ground-Breaking News in Underwater Exploration and Mark 100th Anniversary of Sinking of Titanic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lynn Marie Mantone (201) 563-4038 Mantone Communications mantone.communications@yahoo.com Or Philip Sims (202) 675-8512 SNAME psims5@csc.com First International Marine Forensics Symposium to Announce Ground-Breaking News in Underwater Exploration and Mark 100th Anniversary of Sinking of Titanic Symposium … Continue reading

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New Andrea Doria book

Published in Italy, the novel  was written to honor the author’s sister, little Norma Di Sandra,  who was only three  as she met her cruel fate on the  Andrea Doria.  the incident made headlines around the world because of its … Continue reading

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Jerry Leiber of pop music duo Leiber and Stoller dies at 78

You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about  pop music.  How does this relate to survival on our seas, you ask?  Jerry Leiber’s song writing partner is Mike Stoller, survivor of the Andrea Doria collision.   In fact,  when Stoller arrived  as … Continue reading

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Another Andrea Doria Coincidence

This excerpt  is from an e-mail I received  this summer.   No matter where I go, someone shares another Andrea Doria coincidence with me.  This one has a little different twist. As you recall, when Rosalie and I met you at … Continue reading

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Letter from a heartbroken father

Although this was sent as a comment to my post, I feel it’s important that it not be missed. It teaches us to live life to the fullest and count our blessings each day. Michael’s father is able to find … Continue reading

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If there were an Andrea Doria movie

Recently, I met a world renowned opera singer, Francesco Demuro, and his lovely wife.  He did a performance in  Detroit all the way from Italy,  although he is Sardinian in heritage ( Sardinia was once a province of Italy).  When … Continue reading

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Quote from William Hoffer

My friend,Doug Kitchener, posted on Facebook this  beautiful extract.  It seems very appropriate  while we are honoring  the greatest sea rescue in history on  July 26, 1956. And,  as we mourn the passing of Michael LaPrade, a young diver passionate … Continue reading

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