Army & Navy - How to Move Mountains

Workers at Marinship shipyard (Sausalito, Calif.) wanted to name one of their tankers after Mt. Tamalpais (pronounced tam-el-pie'-iss), in whose shadow they work. The Navy said no. Reason: Navy regulations say that oilers shall be named after rivers, not mountains. The workers then took a leaf out of the Navy notebook. They persuaded the Marin County Board of Supervisors to christen an unnamed creek Tamalpais. Last week the Navy stiffly notified the yard that it was all right to name their oiler S.S. Tamalpais —after the stream.


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