CANAL ZONE: Milestone at the Crossroads

Heading into the Panama Canal one morning last week, the skipper of the 7,517-ton American-Hawaiian line freighter Nevadan got word that his ship was due for a little ceremony. There was just time for deckhands to whip on their shirts. Off the Balboa docks, the Nevadan took aboard a launchful of officials headed by Canal Zone Acting Governor Herbert D. Vogel. After climbing over a deck cargo of lumber to get to the captain's cabin, the governor turned over a certificate stating that the Nevadan was the 150,000th major ship (more than 300 net tons) to go through the...

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