14 November 2009

Fresh Out

From the "People" column in Time on this day in 1938:

When the Queen Mary had been eased into her Manhattan berth last week with the help of ten tugs, her skipper, Commodore Robert Beaufin Irving, who a few weeks ago docked her without any aid except good seamanship and a St. Christopher medal, revealed that since his feat all department and novelty stores in Great Britain were fresh out of St. Christopher medals.

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