Browsing Category "Transportation"
23 Apr
2012
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The Sinking of the Titanic

The Sinking of the Titanic

Within the last few days a terrible event has happened in the world, an event saddening to every heart and grieving every spirit. I refer to the Titanic disaster, in which many of our fellow human beings were drowned, a […]

6 Apr
2012
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“The First Voyage of Easterners to America”

“The First Voyage of Easterners to America”

The reason and significance of His journey was a recurrent subject addressed by the Master during the long crossing of the Atlantic. It was customary for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to casually walk on the deck every morning and evening.  Mahmúd recounts how […]

30 Mar
2012
On Board the S.S. Cedric

On Board the S.S. Cedric

On March 30th, the S.S. Cedric left Naples on its journey to America, leaving behind a heart-broken boy of fifteen who always “remembered this episode with sadness”. Aboard the ship ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s heart ached — one can hardly imagine how much […]

27 Mar
2012
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The Dismissal of Shoghi Effendi

The Dismissal of Shoghi Effendi

The S.S. Cedric approached Naples, Italy after nearly two days of sailing from Ramleh, Egypt. Mahmúd-i-Zarqání, taken by the wonder of the beauty of that sight and enamoured by the presence of the Master, wrote in his diary: When the […]

25 Mar
2012
Departure from Egypt

Departure from Egypt

While long distance travel by cars or airplanes was just being developed as  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá made His journey  to America, travel by sea across the Atlantic was in its sixth century. The S.S. Cedric which  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá took to New York from […]

22 Aug
2011
Transportation and Technology: The Steamship

Transportation and Technology: The Steamship

‘Abdu’l-Bahá undertook His travels West just after the turn of the century. This was a time marked by significant changes in the worlds of transportation and technology. Through advances in technology and in the processes of production, a diverse means […]