SHIPPING: Marine Politics

When it seemed satisfactorily arranged that the Leviathan was to have a dock in Manhattan—the only unoccupied dock of sufficient length— Mayor Hylan of New York stepped in with an objection. The City of New York owns Pier 86, which the Shipping Board wanted for the Leviathan (TiME, May 5). However, in awarding the contract for the reconditioning of the President Buchanan, the Shipping Board trod on the toes of Brooklyn by awarding the contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding Company instead of to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which made the lower bid....

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