Almost a half-century old is the U. S. law which prohibits foreign vessels from transporting passengers and cargo between U. S. ports, reserving this coastwise traffic for U. S. ships. Last year National Tours (Manhattan) struck upon the idea of chartering Cunard liners, conducting cruises-to-nowhere out of New York harbor and back. Fear of U. S. law forced a change in its plans, caused the cruise ships to put in briefly at Halifax to establish a foreign contact and technically break the voyage's continuity. Last week the American Steamship Owners Association was...

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