05 February 2010

Sea Legs

On this day in 1946, the Queen Mary, loaded with 2,347 G.I. brides, reduced speed as it proceeded through heavy swells so that the women could get their sea legs under them.

New bride Maureen Blakely Fahey, 20, of London, viewed the journey as "an adventure" though admitted she was anxious to have it end.

Some of the new brides feared a tugboat strike in New York would cause delay when they reached port; however, most were unconcerned as the U.S. Army possessed its own tugboats.

The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine


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