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Friday, January 20, 2006

Lady Washington Bill; Maritime History in India; Florida Seafarer's House

The PR mavens at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority in Aberdeen [link] have persuaded local legislators to introduce a bill in this year's session designating the tall ship Lady Washington [link] as the state's official ship. The bills, HB 2587 [link] and SB 6282 [link], are now winding through the committee process. I'll track and report results.

A mission for seafarers in Port Everglades, Florida is closing. [link]

India's defense ministry recently hosted a seminar on local maritime history at Kochi Naval Base in the south of the country. [link]

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