Transport: Code of the Sea

For ruthlessness on land the Japanese yield to no civilized nation. But no Japanese had any particular reputation for heartlessness at sea until, arriving in Manhattan last week on the U. S. Liner American Banker, lanky, 28-year-old Swedish-born Captain Hans Milton and his crew of four from the Gloucester-built schooner Pioneer blurted out an angry tale.

On September 27 the two-masted, 87-ton Pioneer left Halifax with 82,000 feet of lumber stowed in her holds and lashed to her decks. On the second day out, 400 miles south of Halifax, a twister traveling north...

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