Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family History on the Interwebs

My grandfather emigrated from Poland to the United States via Germany as a nine year-old boy aboard a ship called the Nieuw Amsterdam, the last major oceanliner built with masts as a backup should its steam engines fail.  Thanks to the 10,000 hamsters in a CalTech basement powering the www dot com, I was able to find an image of that ship in service:

I sense this internet thing is going to be big.  I guess I am not really alone, though.

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