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Various Ships - "Beware Floating Firetraps" union brochure

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Ship History:  A brochure put out by the AFL-CIO Maritime Committee in the mid-1960s warning, “Beware Floating Firetraps: Substandard Foreign Flag Cruise Ships Can Turn Your Holiday Into a Holocaust.” 

Greek Line’s LAKONIA, aflame and soon to sink, is shown on the cover.  Shown on back are the remains of the MORRO CASTLE.  The message inside is that American safety standards were the highest in the world ever since the 1934 tragedy of the New York & Cuba Mail Line ship.  “The grim prospect of still more disasters at sea will grow greater”, wrote the union, “unless the public is alerted to the hazards of travelling on the increasing number of substandard and unsafe foreign flag ships.” 

Six ships are called out in the four-page brochure:  AROSA KULM (“rusted-out hulk”), SILVER STAR (“not certified for winter service”), ARIADNE (“formerly in ferry service”), ARKADIA (“nearly destroyed in a shipyard fire”) and the former coastal steamers YARMOUTH and EVANGELINE.  All the dangers noted by the union tragically took place a few years after this brochure was printed when the ex-EVANGELINE burned and sank with a great loss of life. 

Excellent condition.

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