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Saturday, May 22 is National Maritime Day. In 1933, Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion. During World War II more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marine served their country, … Read more

Florida West Economic Development Alliance received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “The Bluffs”, a project in the category of Video/Multimedia Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – … Read more

Maritime Administration Announces More Than $20 Million in Grants for U.S. Small Shipyards Today, Frank Patti Jr., President of Patti Marine Enterprises announced that the shipyard has been awarded $449,231 to support Maritime jobs in Pensacola.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has more than $20 million in grants to support capital improvements … Read more