I am a little confused, I have been tracing some family members, one of whom travelled to the US and arrived in Boston 27 March 1926 on board the SS Celtic. She was in a party headed by Matilda Ismay.
Eventually I realised why the name Ismay was familiar -- J Bruce Ismay was the owner of the White Star line (of Titanic fame).
Sure enough SS Celtic was a White Star ship on the Atlantic run. Suddenly I dropped into the the SPOOKY zone as the SS Celtic is reported as having run aground off Queenstown Ireland in 1925 and was dismantled and scrapped......http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCMuseums/18032.asp
Surely they would not have hauled a hulk back to New York with members of the owner's family on board?