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December 29, 2016



December 30, 1916 – It is reported that Chief Steward Page of the Americ awoke in his berth Tuesday night with the impression that the craft was sinking. He rushed uptown for help. When Hogue had sauntered out to the float he found the boat had hit bottom all right – but the tide was out. The listing of the craft, together with the running of water from a sink, caused the steward's illusion. The Americ “bobbed up serenely” with the tide and sailed next day with merchandise freight for all points on her run.

January 2, 1942 – The closing days of 1941 saw only two boats bring sable...



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