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Jackman to SEA VENTURE Captain Torbjorn Hauge thanking his passengers for their tolerance.  After arriving home in Bangor, the Eisenhart’s received an envelope in the mail (included) with a thank you letter from the Flagship chairman and two “Certificate of an Unusual Event on the High Seas” with a detailed description of the event.  In early May the local travel agency held a “Bermuda Rescuers – Strandees Reunion” and handed out cute certificates, also included here. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnd what of our gallant passengers Edwin and Carolyn Eisenhart?  They both passed away decades ago but with the help of Google I found a wonderful photo of them from 1976 standing in front of the family-owned Eisenhart Pharmacy in Bangor.  I am happy to report that the German architecture building is still standing. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExcellent condition.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

QE2: 1969 - Infamous 1974 rescue by SEA VENTURE

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Cunard Line:  A collection of documents from the QE2’s infamous stranding near Bermuda on April 1, 1974.  Flagship Cruises’ SEA VENTURE came to the rescue and removed 1,650 passengers from the Cunarder.  

Oil was detected in the water feed lines on the QE2 and the engines were shut down, along with most of the electrical power onboard.  Captain Peter Jackson requested rescue tugs and a liner to transfer his passenger to.  The SEA VENTURE was the closest.  

The headline of Hamilton’s “The Royal Gazette” on April 3 reads, “SEA VENTURE To Rescue of QE2”.  Three-hundred SEA VENTURE passengers were left in Bermuda when their ship quickly departed after getting the request.  On April 4 The Royal Gazette reported, “Midnight – 80 miles from shore – Crowded SEA VENTURE is due at 7:45 a.m.”  An aerial photo shows the much smaller cruise liner close-by the drifting QE2.      

It was a cruise of a lifetime for Edwin and Carolyn Eisenhart of Bangor, PA.  They were onboard the SEA VENTURE with a travel agency group and gathered up the souvenirs offered here.  Besides the Bermuda newspapers, they clipped out three articles from local Pennsylvania papers describing their adventure.  Also saved – an 8” by 10” news photo of the SEA VENTURE and QE2 in (thankfully) calm seas, a fold-out SEA VENTURE brochure for 1974 full of photos and plans, and a copy of a telegram sent by Capt. Jackman to SEA VENTURE Captain Torbjorn Hauge thanking his passengers for their tolerance.  After arriving home in Bangor, the Eisenhart’s received an envelope in the mail (included) with a thank you letter from the Flagship chairman and two “Certificate of an Unusual Event on the High Seas” with a detailed description of the event.  In early May the local travel agency held a “Bermuda Rescuers – Strandees Reunion” and handed out cute certificates, also included here. 

And what of our gallant passengers Edwin and Carolyn Eisenhart?  They both passed away decades ago but with the help of Google I found a wonderful photo of them from 1976 standing in front of the family-owned Eisenhart Pharmacy in Bangor.  I am happy to report that the German architecture building is still standing. 

Excellent condition.

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