Transport: Shore Job

Because it is largely responsible for the safety of vessels at sea, the U. S. Bureau of Navigation & Steamboat Inspection has had to take its share of blame for the Morro Castle disaster.* Notably concerned by the Bureau's apparent inefficiency was President Roosevelt. Last week, as the first step in its reorganization, he drafted a famed seaman to take what the Bureau's Director Joseph B. Weaver called "the most important job of its kind in the world." The job: supervising inspector of the Bureau's 2nd District (New York, Philadelphia, Albany, New Haven). The man: Captain George Fried of...

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