UTILITIES: Plant Afloat

Employes at Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. were last week rushing work on a unique job for Central Maine Power Co. Out of the hull of the U. S. Shipping Board's old cargo vessel Jacona (7,000 tons) they were ripping marine engines, boilers, propeller shafts and replacing them with great General Electric turbogenerators and Westinghouse condensers. When their work of renovating the Jacona was done, they would turn over to Central Maine Power Co. not a new-fangled freighter but a floating power plant with which the company could...

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