The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 01, Number 06

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The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 01, Number 06


  • 1941-09-27 (Creation)


magazines (periodicals), 8.5 in. x 11 in. 16 pages

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Employee newsletter for the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. Special edition titled "Liberty Fleet Day" commemorating the launch of the Star of Oregon. Contents include: An article describing circumstances behind "Liberty Fleet Day" and the launching of twelve liberty ships from shipyards around the country on September 27, 1941; the launching day program; the story of the naming of the Star of Oregon and the construction of the ship; a promotional statement on the ship launching ceremony; an article about the various leisure activities workers participated in; a historical perspective and physical comparison of the Star of Oregon and its namesake; An article advertising vocational training courses at Benson Polytechnic School; an article about superstitions involving launching ceremonies; cartoons, illustrations and photographs; a short piece about the availability of supplementary reading material made available to shipyard workers by the Portland Library Association; a list of children born to shipyard employees; an advertisement for a private shipyard launch party at Janzen Beach; safety messages and illustrations; a poem by Joaquin Miller accompanied by an illustration.

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