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Está formado por más de 100 fotografías en blanco y negro sobre cartulina blanda. Las fotografías de gran calidad recogen, con fechas, todo el proceso de construcción del barco.
En su compra se incluía un sobre con la siguiente frase "Nicolson/launching of the Faith March 14, 1918". Según indicaciones del vendedor, que no he podido contrastar, Nicolson fue un ingeniero de la San Francisco Shipbuilding Company y su imagen figura en alguna de las fotografías.
Pegada a la tapa de portada figuran dos pequeños recortes de periódico
Uno con imagen y el siguiente texto:
Carrying a General Cargo the concrete ship Faith. Passing through Gaillard Cut Panama Canal en route from New York to Valparaiso on the Stone Hull has been conclusively demonstrated by this vessel, which has Weathered heavy storms an travelled thousands of miles during the past year.
Otro pequeño texto sin imagen
N.Y. Gets sugar in Concrete ship Faith
By associated press
New York Nov. 21.
The American steamship Faith, the largest concrete ship in the world, launched March 14 last on the Pacific Coast as an experiment in this metod of construction, arrived here today with a cargo of sugar from Cuba
En la tapa posterior lleva una pequeña etiqueta:
To duplicate order
Nº 7633 B
The J.L. Hanson Co.
Al final del álbum se recoge un recorte de periódico de
Good Ship “Faith”
Home to start on new adventures
Concrete craft wins high praise from owners and master
Unmindful of war or peace, strikes or storms, the reinforced concrete ship Faith continues on her even way, plying the waves or every ocean. No see too rough, no gale too high for this sturdy twentieth century marvel.
For her maiden voyage the Faith took a taste of the Pacific, going from San Francisco, the city of her birth, to Vancouver, thence back to the Panama Canal. Forty and sixty miles Pacific gales failed to ruffle her temper, much less to strain her in seams. Having thus convinced all doubters or her sea worthiness, the Faith slid up to New York, where she received the homage of innumerable admirers.
Getting back into her element she betook herself to South American waters and upon her return set sail for England. While there she was minutely examined for lines of care or distress, bur none was found. Her captain said that in his thirty years experience of life on the ocean waves he had not met with any boat to equal to this one. And her owners said: It is needless for us to say that the boat took not an inch of water, as she is one of the stanchest sea boats afloat.
Now the Faith has returned home in quest of new glories. It is said she will soon be on her way to a new and distant continent.
Wherever she goes the Faith “delivers the goods”