31 January 2009

Rough Seas

On this day in 1950, the Queen Mary was experiencing rough seas on her way to New York. When the liner eventually arrived on February 4, she was 25 hours late, and 50 passengers had suffered injuries, three of them broken bones. Captain George E. Cove stated, "Most of the time we were coming through a whole westerly gale with heavy following seas." Despite the 55 to 75 mile-per-hour winds, the giant Cunarder herself was unscathed.  

Chicago Tribune

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