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Entries Tagged as 'Transport and Shipping'

Broadwater Boat Company of Maryland

June 19th, 2011 · 53 Comments

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Apparently this was a boat manufacturer in Mayo, Maryland from 1956 to 1980. Like the way the brand sticks out on the bow of this cabin cruiser, which is in the old Wiley junkyard/marina in Irvington, Virginia. Does anyone know anything more about the company?

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Tags: Transport and Shipping

CMA CGM, The James Bond Shipping Company

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments

MARSEILLES – CMA CGM, the French shipping line, is seeking a fresh capital injection from groups like Louis Dreyfus and Butler Capital Partners, according to the Financial Times. The company is one of the more interesting in maritime circles, as it is led by Lebanese-born entrepreneur Jacques Saade and is the successor company to France’s […]

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Tags: Transport and Shipping

The ‘Lone Cedar’ Effect and the Founding of the Carnival Brand

March 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

The late landscape architect Charles Gillette had a trademark in his garden designs. Gillette, so focused on symmetrical designs and order, was not afraid to leave something wild or out-of-sync in his landscape. If he was landscaping a property, and there was a native cedar tree stuck in an odd location, he would sometimes leave […]

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Tags: Commentary · Transport and Shipping

Princess Cruises Brings Back Old School Ocean Liner Departures

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Princess Cruises has reinvented a great ocean liner tradition. The program is a new twist on the departure celebration of bygone days, when friends and family would routinely come aboard to see off passengers. Because of increasingly tighter security, the old idea disappeared, but it’s now back – complete with lunch […]

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Tags: Transport and Shipping

History of Rubber Company Sneakers, and Jack Purcells

January 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jack Purcells are one sharp looking shoe, and they make us remember the era of the rubber company sneaker. Jack Purcell was a Canadian badminton player; I always  supposed that the scalloped toes of the shoes somehow allowed him to lunge into the bird better. Fascinating to me was that there was a time when […]

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Tags: Transport and Shipping

Red Routemaster Double Decker to Return to London

January 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

LONDON – There are few trademarks more remembered than London’s Routemaster buses, and their recent revitalization is proof that moving vehicle programs can become historic landmarks in and of themselves. (At right, a beautiful American family enjoying the upstairs in 2004). The Routemaster dates from 1956, and since then it has become a classic. It […]

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Tags: Preservation · Transport and Shipping

Eleven Ways to End the Undifferentiated Airline Brand

November 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

How did Greyhound get to be more interesting a brand than Delta? Certainly, both have been through bankruptcy. And now, to travel a distance, both can be about the same price. But with the new designs and service of Greyhound, the line is on its way to being a far more interesting, and useful, brand […]

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Tags: Airlines · Transport and Shipping

New York’s 11 Biggest Missed Tourism Opportunities

November 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

New York is, of course, a great tourist destination. But with vacancy rates going up, it needs a spurt. Recently, The Fantastiks came back. That’s quite interesting. And then a version of the old Horn &  Hardart Automat returned, in the format of Bamn! It got us thinking. What are the other tourism opportunities out […]

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Tags: Airlines · Commentary · Regional Brands · Transport and Shipping · Zombie

The Great Brand Name Risk

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

On day one, the meaning of a new brand name can be found in the dictionary (assuming it’s a real word). For a fleeting moment, “Amazon” was a river, “Apple” was a fruit, and “Kindle” conjured fuel for fire. But if early, literal meanings remain over time, the managers of the brands fail. That’s right, […]

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Tags: Commentary · Transport and Shipping

BOAC Offices, Glasgow in 1970

July 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – In the 1970s, BOAC used firms like the architecture firm Gillespie Kidd and Coia to do its regional work. Here, an office in Glasgow. The city ticket office is almost forgotten these days, but were ubiquitous for all carriers until the mid-1980s. If you recall, BOAC was renamed British Airways in the […]

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Tags: Tourism · Transport and Shipping