The year is 1927 and the great ocean liner Maurentania has departed New York to a flurry of streamers and siren calls. A full compliment of passengers eager to experience the mystery of the East wave a excited goodbye to family and friends left behind. While the hard working ropes of the tug boats strain to pull the great lady into the depths of the bay.
The Maurentania is one of the great ships upon the sea. Carrying the rich and the poor in as varied a commonality that exists in a small city. Academics, the opportunistic, the ambitious, those simply curious and the displaced searching for a new home. All clog the decks as the roar of her horn announces the first puffs of smokes exiting the stacks for she is now well and truly, pushing onward upon her own breath.
You are one of these passengers who as well as all, have been invited to an open ball upon the main deck. Held as the Maurentania turns its side to face back where whence she came. A viewing of the great city of New York. A final farewell to the mundane miracles of of the West on one side and the expectant adventure awaiting in the East off the other.