Prepared for Midshipman Harold M. Bemis, of USS Maine (Battleship # 10), certifying that he had crossed the Equator on 6 January 1908. His ship was then steaming south off the Brazilian coast during the Great White Fleet's World cruise. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C. Collection of Rear Admiral Harold M. Bemis. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.