Archive ID: F00638

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1949   In the late 1940ís and early 1950ís, missionaries headed for Manila traveled aboard freighters. The 12-passenger ships carried their possessions in 55-gallon drums in the hold. This transparency shows a crew member painting the aft masts as the China Bear, carrying the Bowman, lumbered at about 17 knots through the Pacific Ocean in August of 1949. The trip took around three weeks from the West Coast of the USA.