NYCHS presents John Law -- The Name, The Legend, The Man.
Above is the first page of SS President Lincoln crew member John Law's July 2, 1927, letter to his mother, written one day away from docking at Yokohama.

According to Louis S. Alfano's ship list, an entry posted by Ted Finch reports that the President Lincoln was built by New York Shipbuilding as the Hoosier State for the US Shipping Board.

Assigned to Pacific Mail Steamship Co, she started her first voyage from San Francisco to the Orient on Oct. 12, 1921. In 1922 she was renamed "President Lincoln" and in 1925 was purchased by the Dollar Line. She resumed the same service for her new owners on May 16, 1925 and in 1938 was transferred to American President Lines.

For more on the SS President Lincoln, visit Louis S. Alfano's ship list page.

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