Dr. MacMahon writes:
"I have many photos of my voyage as radio officer on the Steel Artisan
in the summer of 1959. We sailed from the Erie Basin and called at Latakia
(Syria), Beirut, Alexandria, Aqaba, Jeddah, Hoddidah (Yemen), Djibuouti,
Dammam, Bandar Shapour (Iran), Karamshah, Basra, Kuwait, Genoa, and back to NY.
My photos include a set of 35mm slides showing the unoading of bags of wheat into
dhows in Yemen and a crane lifting tanks from the hold in Iran. If you would like
copies, please let me know how to transmit them and the format that you prefer.
It would take some time to digitize them.
I have a crew list for that trip from the copy of the log that I
obtained from the National Archives in New York. I assume that you know that logs,
which show crew expenses in the slop chest and cash advances, as well as
departure drafts, are on file at the archive office that covers the port at
which the voyage ended. For most Isthmian ships this would be New York.
Some time ago, the cost was ten cents a page. They usually black out the