Boards Jaladuta, a regular cargo carrier

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The Jaladuta was a regular cargo carrier of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, but there was a passenger cabin aboard. During the voyage from Kolkata to New York in August and September of 1965, the cabin was occupied by "Sri Abhay Caranaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami," whose age was listed as sixty-nine and who was taken on board bearing "a complimentary ticket with food."

The Jaladuta, under the command of Captain Arun Pandia, whose wife was also on board, left at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 1965.

Srila Prabhupada : So some way or other, in 1965, I went to America with great difficulty. But I took about two hundred sets of books. The customs clearance was done, I told them that 'Oh, I am taking these books for distribution. Not for sale.' Anyway, they passed, and with these books I reached America.
Reference: Excerpts from Acharya book with illustration by Bhaktisiddhanta Dasa