SS Ariadne, Eastern Steamship Lines 1970s Menu Art
SS Ariadne, Eastern Steamship Lines 1970s Mmenu

SS Ariadne, Eastern Steamship Lines 1970s

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According to Greek mythology, Dionysus was the God of food, wine and pleasure. His sacred animal was the panther. His sacred plants included ivy and grapevines.

He was a son of Zeus and the Princess Semele of Thebes.

As Dionysus was traveling through the islands of the Aegean Sea he was captured by a band of pirates who wanted to sell him into slavery. The Greek God infested the ship with phantoms of creeping vines and wild beasts and the terrified sailors leapt overboard and were transformed into dolphins.

Dionysus married princess Ariadne of Crete whom he discovered abandoned by Thesus, son of the founder of Athens, according to mythology. He found her sleeping by the sea and fell in love.

This beautiful menu cover depicting the story was depicted on a tapestry in the Club Ariadne aboard the steamship Ariadne in the 1970s.

The SS Ariadne went into service in 1957. In 1960, she was purchased by the Miami-based Eastern Shipping Corporation. She sailed to the Caribbean and was one of the first ships to sail to Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Mexico.

In 1972, she was purchased by Eastern Steamship Lines and continued in operation under different names until 1997 when she was taken out of service.

Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.

Each order includes a print of the interior menu.

All printed in USA.

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