Launching ceremonies for the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry will be held at the Swan Island shipyard in Portland Saturday, August 11, with Mrs. James. W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acting as the sponsor. Mrs. Mott will have her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand as her matrons of honor and little Miss Beverly Mott will be her mother’s flower girl.
A luncheon will be given as a compliment to Mrs. Mott following the christening of the ship with a group of Salem and out-of-town folk making up the guest list.
Source: Salem Capital Journal, August 3, 1945.