Business & Finance: Astor, Shipping, Youth

William Vincent Astor has been interested in mechanics ever since, in his late teens, he greasily dismembered his Franklin automobile. During the War his mechanical bent led him to ships, and he rose from U. S. ensign to lieutenant, served in foreign waters. Nor did his interest in ships decay with peace. Last year there was delivered to him the Nourmahal, biggest oil-burning yacht in the world. Since its owner is Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, the Nourmahal is the Club flagship. Indeed the Astor interest in the sea is so great...

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