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let up and Arthur had some promising sketches of a new vessel to show for it. In addition to running a complex system of railroads and building three imposing houses, he would put 270,000 miles under the keels of his three vessels. He gave Hawaiian names to all the boats in his fleet. Aloha the bark At the same time Beacon Hill House was being built for Arthur’s Newport estate, Aloha the bark was under construction at Fore River Shipbuilding Company in Quincy,

Massachusetts. Given the attention being lavished upon the dwelling on Telegraph Hill, the influential companies and many experts involved, it is difficult to comprehend that Aloha the bark was an even more demanding operation. But it was. Either project would have been considered an ultimate expenditure of time, energy, and money for most capable, dynamic men of means. But Arthur Curtiss James handled them both with aplomb. And not from his easy chair. He was fully involved in both. James initiated the original

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