S0059 JOHN A. MESECK - New York area excursion steamer. Built in 1929 at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, MA for the New England Steamship Company and named NAUSHON. Running from New Bedford, she was the largest steamer to ever serve the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. On one or two winter occasions, she filled in on the overnight run of the Fall River Line to New York. She was taken by the War Shipping Administration in 1942 and was a hospital ship at Normandy on D-Day. After the war she returned to the U.S. and was purchased by the Meseck Line and converted to an excursion boat for service to Playland on Long Island Sound. She is shown at Bridgeport, CT in July, 1948.