How a seasick Echo Park photographer took a long voyage into L.A. maritime history

eb, “Hollywood to Honolulu – The Story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company.” Cox will be reading about the book during an appearance this Sunday at Skylight Books in Los Feliz.

Cox’s obsession with the defunct steamship company has also lead him to start a shipping website and to collect more than a 1,000 photos and hundreds of pieces of LASSCO memorabilia, from passenger lists to the ship’s china adorned with poppy and hibiscus blooms – the state flowers of California and Hawaii. But for all his interest in nautical history, Cox rarely travels by water. He gets terribly seasick.

Read a Q&A with Cox in Eastsider on the Go.

Top photo from Hollywood to Honolulu – The story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company; bottom photo by Martin Cox.

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