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Normandie Postscripts

May 2024
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In the Normandie poster (December 1983, page 60) the ship is not clearing the harbor as it says in your picture caption. She is making no steam or smoke except the amount necessary for support of internal heat and electricity, and it is easy to see that her port bow anchor is down. Craft of this size seldom try to move with their anchors down. Also, even in her day, it was most uncommon for a large vessel to proceed through the harbor without tugs along.

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