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Season’s Greetings, Many Happy Returns?

The holidays are upon us.  Lights are going up all over town and the local sandlot now has trees for sale.   Holiday buying and giving is in full swing and the stores are looking to increase profits through the New … Continue reading

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The Jones Act: a New Face or New Fate

On September 20th Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico with Category 5 winds, knocking out power and devastating much of the island’s roads and infrastructure. Two weeks earlier, Hurricane Irma passing just north of the island also created significant damage. … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Titanic – Icebergs in the North Atlantic

On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the HMS Titanic was making her way from Southampton to New York. Steaming off the coast of Nova Scotia she collided with an Iceberg at 11:40 pm. By 2:20 am after taking on … Continue reading

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The Age of Sail Reborn

Launched in 1851 the “Flying Cloud” was the fastest clipper ship under sail. Making the run from New York to San Francisco in 89 days 8 hours, she set the record as the fastest Packet ship afloat, a record which … Continue reading

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U.S. Trade Policy a Delicate Balance

Happening Now As we usher in a new administration, there is much speculation about the direction our trade policies will take. Campaign rhetoric leaned heavily toward abrupt change in dealing with our trading partners and talk of high import tariffs … Continue reading

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