Transport: Air, Land & Sea

In Belgium, France, on Chesapeake Bay and on the Caribbean Sea last week, St. Christopher, patron of travelers, nodded and Death came to nearly threescore people journeying by air, land & sea.

¶ An hour after leaving Baltimore on an overnight run to Norfolk, the 297-ft. steamship City of Baltimore was rounding the mouth of the Patapsco River when fishermen in the bay nearby saw what they thought was a great ball of fire ascending from the deck. Fire had broken out in the hold or engine room. Police boats, Coast Guard craft and private...

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