Delayed by many small mishaps, the ZR-3, giant dachshund of heaven, built for the U. S. under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, at length left Friedrichshafen, Germany, for her long flight across the Atlantic.

Route.—Taking the direct route from Friedrichchafen, the big ship passed over the French Midi, over Bordeaux, along the Spanish coast of the Bay of Biscay, and out to the Azores Islands. Thence she was to have flown to Bermuda and thence west-by-south to Lakehurst. A "local tornado" encountered an hour west of the Azores forced her to...

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