SHIPPING: Hog Islanders

Year before World War I got going, tall, dignified Albert V. Moore, socialite, and squat, jib-nosed Emmet J. McCormack, ex-tugboat captain, tossed $5,000 into the pot and founded the shipping firm of Moore & McCormack (now Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.). Two years later the shoestring firm bought its first ship for $90,000 (cash: $15,000), christened it the Moormack, put $185,000 worth of repairs into its hull and went after business. From that time on the history of Moore-McCormack is the history of most of today's U. S. merchant marine.

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