A Close Call for the S.S. Stevens
One of my favorite memories of Stevens was the day when the Stevens ship / dorm lifted away from the cradle and slip, and had to be pulled back into place. I think it was in the winter of my freshman year, 1973. We were eating Saturday lunch in the cafeteria and watching the big ships go out. The ocean liners would leave on Saturdays and you could watch them go out of the Harbor. On this particular Saturday, there was a large ocean liner going down the river. Apparently it was moving to slow for the FRANCE, a smaller and swifter ship. So the FRANCE decided to go around the big ocean liner. As a result, the wake that was created was so deep that it caused the Stevens Ship / dorm to loosen itself from one moor, and the ship swung out into the river. We watched it all happen, but I don't remember how they got the ship back in the cradle.
- Raymond Nierstedt '77