Queen of the Seas

The ports of the U.S. were throbbing. Americans who live inland were little aware as yet of the staggering magnitude of the outthrust of American production. Pictures of the ports in action were rare—what were routine, everyday sights to thousands of citizens in the pulsing coast towns were the gravest kind of military secrets. Day after day the ships docked, loaded and moved out; and at the other end of their voyages men stacked up or dispersed the millions of packages and crates figuratively labeled: invasion-made. The U.S., might & men, was now off to war.

But the intense life of...

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