Interview Kurt Pauly recounts his experiences on the ship, The Queen Mary, that took him from Le Havre, France to New York [1997 interview].
[Kurt] And then we got on the ship [the Queen Mary] and … uh … that was quite an adventure for a little boy such a big ship.
[Interviewer] What was that like for you?
[Kurt] Oh, I had a wonderful time on the ship, although … uh … the passage was a little bit … it was a little bit stormy on that passage. I didn’t particularly get seasick, but my parents did have a little bit of seasickness. I can remember there were a lot of activities for children … they’d organized play, I can remember playing on the ship with some of the other children and … I can still remember it was the first time that I ever ate Brussel Sprouts, was on the Queen Mary. Um … I didn’t know what Brussel Sprouts were, until I got on the Queen Mary. And then we arrived in New York … uh … I guess the trip on the Queen Mary was rather fast, it was like 5 and a half days to get to New York from Le Havre. And there we stayed in New York for a couple of days and then went by train to Cincinnati which is where my uncle was living and we moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.