SHIPPING: Wood and Flames

One of the great stories of the Trojan War was the wooden horse. One of the best stories of the World War was the wooden ships. Now their weather-worn hulks are lying in profitless decay.

The Shipping Board wanted to dispose of them on any terms. The Western Marine and Salvage Co. came forward with an offer. On the calm waters of the River James, lay 218 ships, the pride of the U. S. wooden navy, built at a cost of $235 million. The Salvage Co. has taken an option on the entire...

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