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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Container Shipping Anniversary; Pitfalls of Heritage Tourism

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle marks the 50th anniversary of container shipping. A half-century ago this year, entrepreneur Malcolm Maclean loaded the first ship with containers in North Carolina. Two years later, Matson Navigation, a major Pacific Coast shipping line, loaded containers for Hawaii.

A scholarly article in Political Geography (citation) discusses the downside of heritage tourism in Ireland.

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