SHIPPING: New Man, Old Name

California's American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. (the "AH Line") had a new president last week. But the name was old and familiar. Lewis A. Lapham, 38, is the lean, twinkling son of San Francisco's tubby, twinkling Mayor Roger Lapham (TIME, July 15) and grandson and great-nephew of Lewis H. Lapham and George S. Dearborn. Starting with a fleet of windjammers, his grandfather and Dearborn had built A-H into the biggest U.S. intercoastal steamship line. New President Lapham knew that his job was no sinecure: "I'm being thrown off the dock to see if I...

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