National Affairs: Booze Palace

According to a report, displayed as the most noteworthy news of the day by The New York Herald-Tribune, the oft-heralded floating bar has at last appeared on the Atlantic Coast. The report declares that it is a ship of 17,000 tons, nameless, flying the English flag, carrying the silver and linens of the former German liner Friedrich der Grosse. The location of the ship was 15 miles off Fire Island, a long narrow strip of land protecting the southern shore of Long Island.

Launches plying to the vessel charge about $70 per person for the...

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