Ghostly Lusitania

Ghostly Lusitania


The title card on this brief, undated, silent film clip states: “New York—The steamer ‘Lusitania’ has entered our port.”

Obviously shot on a cold winter morning, Lusitania is blanketed in frost and draped in clouds of smoke and steam, giving her a dreamy, other-world-like appearance.

The ghostly Lusitania steams slowly toward us, 100 years later, as if she has something to tell us.

What is it?

We know.