Happy National Maritime Day 2011

Happy National Maritime Day!  The day has been celebrated in the US since 1933.  After World War II US flag shipping accounted for over 40% of the world’s total fleet.  Currently the US ranks around 10th in the world by number of ships, placing between Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Presidential Proclamation–National Maritime Day

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2 Responses to Happy National Maritime Day 2011

  1. Barista Uno says:

    The US merchant fleet may have shrank but the US is still a great maritime country with a great maritime tradition. What impresses me is how Americans continue to preserve and nourish that tradition.

  2. Damietta port Authority says: