18 October 2009

Her Own Power




From The Evening Independent in 1938

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QUEEN MARY DOCKS WITHOUT TUGBOAT
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New York, Oct. 18. -AP- The Queen Mary, largest British ship afloat, docked under her own power because of the tugboat strike.

The berthing was completed in 34 minutes from the time she arrived off the end of her pier.

The liner brought 1,601 passengers and $25,000,000 in gold from Europe.

One line snapped as the ship began use of her winches to bring her to the side of her pier but others were immediately put out and the propellers started. The Queen Mary drifted 75 feet before she was brought about.

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