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A mariner's take on President Obama's proposed changes to the Food for Peace program.

Posted to Madden Maritime by Richard Madden on 4/25/2013 12:38:53 PM | with 0 comments

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The statistics on California do not tell a lie
Merchant shippers warn of the state's decreasing competitive clout

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 2/26/2013 11:50:35 PM | with 0 comments

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MarAd highlights the cost differences between US and foreign-flagged fleets
Crew costs are predictably the main reason, but some anomalies show up

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 11/9/2011 11:02:08 PM | with 0 comments

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Don Horton's WWII Coastwise Merchant Seaman Blog
Welcome to Don Horton, 78-year-old North Carolinian, and author of one of the latest blogs on

Posted to MarineNews Notes by Raina Clark on 2/10/2011 11:53:46 AM | with 0 comments

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To assist some 30,000 coastwise merchant seamen of WW II who were employed on tugs and barges that carried bulk war materials to the various defense plants located along the Atlantic, Pacific andf Gulf Coasts. The crew of some of these barges were made up of families during the summer months. Both women and children manned the barges during during school breaks. Many elderly seamen sailed on these barges, some officially documented, other not. Due to three known government actions, many of their records have been destroyed/denied, causing them to require other means of proving their service.

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II by Don Horton on 2/4/2011 7:05:53 PM | with 2 comments

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