May 202016
 
Propeller Club President Ron Deems, with Mayor Craig Cates, reminded the commission that this island is founded on our maritime heritage.

Propeller Club President Ron Deems, with Mayor Craig Cates, reminded the commission that this island is founded on our maritime heritage.

In recognition of the vital role that our merchants and seamen play in Key West’s history, culture and economy, Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed May 22nd Maritime Day during this week’s City Commission meeting.

In times of war and peace, the American Merchant Marine has been dedicated to the orderly flow of goods and materials to and from the shores of our nation.

May 22nd marks the anniversary of the day the SS Savannah sailed from U.S. shores in 1819 to Liverpool on the first successful crossing of the Atlantic by a ship using steam propulsion.

“Each year on this day,” reads the proclamation, “men and women from all our United States currently serving in the American Merchant Marine are honored, along with those who served with such dedication and valor and those many seamen who lost their lives in our wars and conflict.”

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 May 20, 2016  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #167, News, Public Notice  Add comments

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