• Short Summary

    The world may be well into the jet age, but many travelers apparently think the old ways of getting from one place to another are best.

  • Description

    The world may be well into the jet age, but many travelers apparently think the old ways of getting from one place to another are best.

    At any rate, the Port of New York had one of its busiest weekends in history (7 & 8 August) when nearly 10,000 persons headed for Europe on such ships as the France, the Bremen, the America, the Constitution and several others. The exact total was 9,270 passengers.

    The reason for the mass exodus was the start of thrift fares on liners travelling east to Europe. Rates went down as much as 20 percent.

    In all, 10 ships departed on Friday and Saturday, and longshoremen labored mightily with piles of vacationers' luggage. It was a scene of great confusion, with visitors to the ships and bon voyage parties adding their bits to the general picture. But somehow, everything was straightened out in time, the ships sailed and the Port of New York settled back to its normal bustle of activity.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BI0E6WXBVCB3L39U77HF6DO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BI0E6WXBVCB3L39U77HF6DO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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