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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Maritime Blogger Needs Help; Canadian Film Stirs Memories

Fellow maritime history blogger Kelly at Maritime Compass is looking for some help guest editing her blog while she's on vacation in Europe. (oooh, I'm so jealous). For more info, see her post on the volunteer job.

A Candian film on maritime history is getting much comment in the blogosphere. The film is Betrayed: The Story of Canadian Merchant Seamen, by documentary filmmaker Elaine Brière. The one-hour film traces the history of Canadian shipping from the international strike of 1949 to the globalization of coastal shipping in Australia by Canada Steamship Lines -- owned by the family of Canadian prime minister Paul Martin. A short clip of the movie is available online.

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