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At the southern end of the Suez Canal lies Port Suez where all ships clash into the Red Sea. During the canal transit the speed of advance is limited to eight or nine knots. Though it was mid-October sunbathing became the order of the day, and sleeping topside in the calm Red Sea was commonplace.
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1 Approach to Suez We anchored at Port Said while waiting for the forma- tion of a southbound convoy through the Suez Canal. The desert lined canal had aroused everyone ' s interest. The waterway is 10.5 miles long and runs through three lakes. It was built in eleven years and opened to traffic in 1869 at a cost of 41 million dollars. h THEPORTSAIO ENCINEERINC WORKS 45
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Bartering with natives in Massawa, Ethiopia The Abbot ' s next stop was Massawa, Ethiopia. Here we provisioned for the entire squadron and left looking like an APA. It was only a one day stop but everyone enjoyed some liberty which in- cluded swimming and sightseeing. Natives lined the pier selling all sorts of amusing items such as necklaces and ornaments made of shell. r- A ). S -5 «»? ' -» ' ;
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