For those of our members who are, like your Editor, still trembling on the brink of cyberspace, it makes sense to share details of the Ocean Liner Museum's web site.
That it exists at all is thanks to member Joseph Koshuta who heads Interactive Travel Guides, Incorporated of Great Falls, Virginia. Two years ago, Mr Koshuta suggested that he would be willing to create a web site for the Museum and, since then, word of our existence and expertise has spread throughout the world. The Ocean Liner Museum office receives approximately 20 E-Mail queries a week. All are answered promptly. Some involve requests for membership information, others ask specific liner questions; trustee emeritus Norman Morse often assists with more arcane queries. Martha Glass also reports that three tables at this year's Ocean Liner Bazaar were booked through the Internet.
Joe Koshuta was born in Cyprus in 1958, son of a Central Intelligence Agency father. In 1959, he records, he "returned to the United States via American Export's Constitution where, at the age of one, I began a life-long fascination with ships and the sea."
Over his childhood years, there were other overseas duty assignments, all of them achieved by ship, including several more Constitution crossings to and from the Mediterranean and home from Venezuela aboard Santa Paula.