Item 102866 - The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918

Item 102866 - The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918
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Item 102866
The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918
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A woman christening the S.S. "Belgrade" at the Cumberland Shipyard in South Portland on October 11, 1918.

The christening of a ship is a tradition that supposedly brings good luck. Forms of the celebration occurred in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire.

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