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The following persons and organizations are listed for consideration of acknowledgements if such procedure is contemplated.

Robert Cantwell

Literary Editor and author of New York City.
Mr. Cantwell was the prime mover in urging me to write the book. His interest and encouragement played no small part in my endeavor to complete the manuscript. Were it not for Mr. Cantwell, the story of my adventure trip might never have been written.

Unless Mr. Cantwell does the editing of the manuscript, the reference to him will require considerable consideration. He is entitled to, and I wish to make a reference to him, but I do not know if he would approve.

Hon. Joseph C. Grew

Former American Ambassador and Career Diplomat.
Mr. Grew was First Secretary to the American Embassy in Berlin during 1915, and took a leading part in making arrangements for my return to the United States. In his autobiography "Turbulent Era", published in 1952, Mr. Grew included the episode of my arrival at the Embassy in Berlin. In reviewing "Turbulent Era" by Mr. Cantwell, this episode was noticed which prompted Mr. Cantwell to discover my whereabouts to interest me in writing my narrative. Mr. Grew's assistance and kind words of encouragement, from time to time, proved a great help for me to continue the project.

Mr. Emil Slovarp

Norwegian Vice-Consul at Portland, Oregon in 1953.
Mr. Slovarp graciously contributed his time, making his old records available whereby I secured the names and home residence, as quoted, of my former shipmates on the Cambuskenneth who signed on with me in Portland.

Captain Fred C. Poyser

Proprietor of Nautical Photo Agency, Beccles, Suffolk, England.
Captain Poyser went to great extent in securing photographs of vessels mentioned in the narrative and with supplying me with information concerning them. His operation is great appreciated.

Captain Arthur Swanson

Portland, Oregon, Captain and officer of American vessels for over fifteen years.
Captain Swanson, born in Waxholm, Sweden, went to sea at fourteen years of age, and spent ten years on sailing ships of various nationalities. His wide experience was of great help in verifying the correctness of the sailing ship episodes of the narrative.

Captain William Z. Haskins

San Francisco, California.
Captain Haskins was Second Officer of the American-. Hawaiian steamer S.S. Honolulan during the time I served as quartermaster aboard that vessel. He checked and corroborated the chapter dealing with this phase of my adventure.

Captain Walter Forstmann

German Navy Ret. Former Commander of the U 39.
A very surprising and unhoped for contact, and who has been most cooperative in supplying pictures, data and information concerning the actions of the U 39 at the time I was aboard his submarine.

Captain-lieutenant Franz Schwarz

German Navy Ret. Former Navigating Officer of the U 39 during the time I was aboard.
Another surprising contact. Captain-lieutenant Schwarz also made extensive personal efforts to obtain pictures and data relating to the submarine. He was most cooperative in furnishing all information I requested. It was this retired naval officer who noticed the advertisement published in a Hamburg paper wherein I was seeking information regarding former shipmates of the sailing ship or of the submarine. He wrote to me and informed me that the former commander of the submarine was still living. He told me the commander would like to hear from me and gave me his address.

German Red Cross.

Through attention from the postmaster of Hamburg, this organization uncovered the fact that Hermann Nilson, the carpenter of the Cambuskenneth, was living at Kiel. They sent me his address which enabled me to enjoy a long interrupted and happy correspondence with a good friend and shipmate of the sailing ship. However, the German Red Cross was unable to uncover any information regarding other German shipmates from my former vessel.

Postmaster, Hamburg, Germany.

The postmaster of Hamburg published my request, regarding information of former shipmates, in a leading Hamburg newspaper and brought it to the attention of various organizations. It was through such efforts that Captain-lieutenant Schwarz learned my whereabouts and decided to correspond with me.

Mr E. Kristoffersen

Postmaster of Halden, Norway.
Mr. Kristoffersen’s cooperation was lengthy and wonderful and is greatly appreciated. His time and efforts enabled me to locate another shipmate, Johan Fjeld, of the city of Fredrikstad, Norway, with whom I have corresponded.

Pastor’s Ambetet

Malmö, Sweden.
This organization, through the Public Record Keener of Malmö, uncovered the whereabouts of Axel Wilelm Jönsson, (Adolph), the cook of the Cambuskenneth.

Town Clerks of Birmingham and Smethwick, England.

Both gentlemen contributed generously of their time endeavoring to locate my former shipmate, John Brale, (Jimmy). The results, however, proved negative.

Postmasters - Bergen, Norway and Lausanne, Switzerland.

Their efforts and information regarding former shipmates is also appreciated.

National Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots of America.

Locals AO and 90 of San Francisco, California.
Clues forwarded to me by these organizations enabled me to contact Captain William Z. Haskins.

Mr. Roy Peterson

Bonneville, Oregon.
A professional photographer and friend. Mr. Peterson contributed very generously of his time and talent in reproducing the pictures and documents appertaining to the narrative. His help is deeply appreciated.

The acknowledgements can no doubt be expressed in much better form. I am merely submitting my thoughts regarding the individual cases.