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Ads like this were published weekly in many newspapers directed towards Irish immigrants throughout New York City. Thousands of Irish settled in the city following the end of WWII, and many traveled back to the old country to be with their family at Christmastime. Cunard White Star Line offered an installment plan with a small down payment for travel on liners, such as the Laconia and Britannic. Today, you can get the same down payment and installment plan for a Disney Cruise!  (But the prices have changed, just a bit).

By Katie Lucev

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)


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