Transport: Hoover Affair

Slowly making her way through dark, unfamiliar waters last fortnight, the Dollar Line's crack 21,936-ton President Hoover ran hard aground on a reef 18 miles off Formosa's east coast, 450 miles north of Manila. There was a heavy swell on, and by daylight the 615-ft. vessel was fast on the rocks for more than half her length. A few hundred yards away the 503 passengers and 330 members of the crew could see tiny Hoishoto Island, and within a mile or two a handful of other Japanese islands—all small, bleak, sparsely inhabited....

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