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The Nation

As a Navy band played taps and a historic flag was flown over old Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, about 2,000 people bade a tearful farewell to the schooner Pride of Baltimore, committing the sunken wreck to what Mayor William Schaefer called “the sunset of our memories.” First Mate John Flanagan, one of eight survivors of the May 14 sinking in the Atlantic, said: “The Pride . . . . may be gone but, as long as we hold her in our memories, she won’t be forgotten.” Four other members of the crew drowned when the vessel capsized in a freak storm 240 miles north of Puerto Rico.


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