National Geographic : 1936 Aug
Photograph by Fairchild Aerial Surveys FRANCE'S GIFT TO AMERICA JOINS IN THE WELCOME TO THE "QUEEN MARY" The torch held aloft by the Statue of Liberty is now only decorative. Hospitable New York greets Great Britain's "ocean queen" with crowded excursion steamers and tugs, yachts, airplanes, and a chorus of raucous whistles. Ellis Island appears at the right. The British havecontributed enormously toward improved naviga tion throughout the world by charting remote coasts, even those outside British territory, and encouraging other nations toimprove their lights and buoys.