CAN YOU NAME THE PASSENGER SHIP (CRUISE LINER) PASSING UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN 1937?
Can you name this passenger ship passing under the Golden Gate Bridge? If you know the name or have an idea… please comment below. We will post it.
The bridge-opening celebration began on May 27, 1937 and lasted for one week. The day before vehicle traffic was allowed, 200,000 people crossed by foot and roller skate. On opening day, Mayor Angelo Rossi and other officials rode the ferry to Marin, then crossed the bridge in a motorcade past three ceremonial “barriers”, the last a blockade of beauty queens who required Joseph Strauss to present the bridge to the Highway District before allowing him to pass. An official song, “There’s a Silver Moon on the Golden Gate”, was chosen to commemorate the event. Strauss wrote a poem that is now on the Golden Gate Bridge entitled “The Mighty Task is Done.” The next day, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, D.C. signaling the official start of vehicle traffic over the Bridge at noon. When the celebration got out of hand, the SFPD had a small riot in the uptown Polk Gulch area. Weeks of civil and cultural activities called “the Fiesta” followed. A statue of Strauss was moved in 1955 to a site near the bridge. The Los Angeles Steamship Company’s coastal liner YALE passing construction platforms – mid 1930s – during the building of the bridge.
Video of the Golden Gate Bridge opening day…