Comings & Goings: Jul. 16, 1928

Capt. Sir James Charles, 33-year veteran and Commodore of the Cunard fleet, brought the flagship Aquitania through a bitter gale, "one of the worst ever," on his last westward passage. A graduate of the wind-jammers, he has crossed the North Atlantic 726 times, covered 2,323,200 nautical miles. Much-respected, much-loved, burly Capt. Sir James retires to grow cabbages.

Donald G. Swenson, Cornell University graduate, sailing on the lie de France, planned an unusual itinerary. Two days in the ship's engine room, four days in the dining room and steward's pantry, several weeks in the Hotel Ritz at Paris, more weeks at other famed...

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