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

This entry was posted in Current, Lore of the Sea and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>