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|At Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3 May 1919
Donation of Dr. Mark Kulikowski, 2008
Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 106026 from Shipscribe.com
After loading a cargo of flour and other stores at Tacoma, Washington, Eastern Light departed Seattle 29 December 1918 for the east coast, arriving at Norfolk 9 February 1919. She loaded cargo for the Food Administration and sailed for northern Europe, 13 February, via Falmouth, mooring at Rotterdam 5 March. Her cargo was transferred to barges for use by the Relief Commission in alleviating the famine caused by the ravages of war.
Ballasted with sand, Eastern Light stood out for Plymouth and New York, arriving 10 April on a 16-day crossing. She was decommissioned and returned to the Shipping Board, both on 16 April 1919.
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