Meet fellow shipmates

With three hundred and fifty-six passengers on board, we do not have room to introduce you to all of your travelling companions. But, ninety days is a long time to generate long-lasting relationships, so feel free to introduce yourself to a few of your fellow shipmates. 

 
        Audrey "Lady Bob" Montgomery

      Audrey "Lady Bob" Montgomery

Audrey "Lady Bob" Montgomery

The town of Beatty, Nevada, was founded at the turn of the century by Bob and Audrey Montgomery. Beatty and the surrounding area around Tonapah, NV quickly became a mining boom town.  In February 1906, the Montgomerys sold off their interests in the once celebrated Shoshone-Montgomery Mine to steel magnate, Charles Schwab, for two million dollars. The couple separated and her husband remarried in New York City in 1912.  Audrey took her half of the proceeds and used it to travel extensively throughout the world. "Lady Bob" loved to repeat the story how she had sat next to Lord Kitchener one night in Cairo while attending a 'Corps Diplomatique' banquet. She claims it was Lord Kitchener himself who christened her "Lady Bob". She died as she lived, passing away in Stockholm in July 1931 while on a tour of Europe.

Walter Foster and George Kleiser

Foster & Kleiser Outdoor Advertising was founded in 1901. Their prosperity lead to an aggressive expansion of their business, from the company's original roots in the Pacific Northwest to outdoor plants in Los Angeles, San Francisco and eastward toward the Atlantic seaboard. The name was changed from Patrick Media to Eller Media Co. In 1997, Eller Media Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, one of the world's largest media companies with 1,225 domestic radio stations in the United States and 240 radio stations internationally in 300 markets. Also, 37 television stations, over 900 international websites, not to mention being the world's largest concert promoter.

       Walter Foster and George Kleiser

     Walter Foster and George Kleiser

     James Irvine of So. California

   James Irvine of So. California

James Irvine

James Irvine's father was an Irish immigrant who arrived in San Francisco in 1849 during the California Gold Rush. James was himself in Southern California agriculture who supervised the expansion of his family's ranch land to 110,000 acres under cultivation in an area now known as Orange County.  Ultimately, as Irvine advanced in age, he diversified his holdings and slowly converted his significant accumulation of personal wealth from individual ownership to the Irvine Foundation, currently having an estimated value of two billion dollars.

ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS

Please drop-off all film rolls for development at the Purser's Office

 

 

 

                                                  The Ship's "Baby Party"

                                                The Ship's "Baby Party"