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A guide to the Edward Hallin certificate and menu, October 29, 1940 & April 13, 1941
HDC1625 (SAFR 22684)  
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Edward Hallin certificate and menu, 1940-1941, (SAFR 22684, HDC 1625) consists of two documents: a "crossing the line" certificate for Edward J. Hallin, a shellback on the PRESIDENT POLK (passenger vessel) dated October 29, 1940 and an Easter dinner menu from American President Lines ship, the PRESIDENT GARFIELD (passenger vessel) dated April 13, 1941.
Biography: Edward Hallin was born June 26, 1919 and passed away October 30, 2008. He was the son of Captain Edward Hallin and was employed by American President Lines (APL) starting on August 22, 1939, and served in the Purser's Department aboard their vessels from August 30, 1940 to June 26, 1942, when he was called to duty as a flying cadet for the Army Air Corps. He made three world cruises and shorter cruises. Edward's son, Gary Hallin, states that his father worked on the PRESIDENT TAYLOR, PRESIDENT GARFIELD, PRESIDENT POLK, and the PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. After the war, Edward returned with his wife to California and ran a small business and never returned to sea after his years with the APL.
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