Kronprinzessin Cecilie Entering Bar Harbor, Maine

1914

3 Responses to “Kronprinzessin Cecilie Entering Bar Harbor, Maine”


  1. 1 Todd Dewitt June 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Wikipedia says that the ship was carrying some $10,000,000 in gold and $3,400,000 in silver when it headed back to the neutral United States to avoid capture by the British Navy and was interned at Bar Harbor, Maine.

  2. 3 Daniel July 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    This liner was the largest & most luxurious of the NDL ‘Kaiser Klasse’ ships. She was enormously popular with wealthy Americans who could well afford her luxurious deluxe suites. Bar Harbour woke to the shocking site of this gracious ship right on their door step. Many of the town’s residents were well acquainted with the liner, her captain and her hand picked crew. Several days of festive celebration followed her unanticipated arrival – while political manouvers went back and forth trying to decide what to do next.

    It is an interesting historical excerpt which models well the idea that average citizens have little interest in the warring machinations of the shakers & movers who are often dangerously fond of the ‘sport of warfare’.


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