Steamer Naushon Of Nantucket Mass. With Ww2 History
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Here is a steamer post card with plenty of history. This card was mailed in 1944 from Nantucket, Mass. to St. Petersburg, Florida. Still retains the $.01 stamp. The steamer Naushon built about 1929 served the islands around Martha's Vineyard until August of 1942 when commissioned by the navy and was modified to cross the Atlantic where some of her duty was in the English Channel as a hospital ship after the Normandy landings. After the war she evidently returned to her regular routine and was involved in an accident with the freighter Aurige as they collided bow to bow near Woods Hole Mass. A really great card in very good condition. This is a white border card that dates it between 1920 & 1935. See all my great listings.