Foreign News: Junk de Luxe

While a great roll of blueprints was arriving at a Shanghai shipyard last week, a number of wealthy U. S. sportsmen were receiving in their morning mail an illustrated brochure entitled "A CRUISE FROM HONG KONG TO PARIS ABOARD AN OCEAN-GOING NING PO JUNK. It is the idea of a few men who have sailed together before. They need a few additional subscribing shipmates." Subscription for a six-month cruise in the poop of a Chinese junk: $3,000 in advance. Not quite so mad as it sounded was the Ning Po Junk expedition. It was...

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