National Maritime Day

May 23, 2022

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Yesterday was National Maritime Day, a day set by Congress on May 20, 1933, to commemorate the first transoceanic voyage by a steamship in 1819 by the S.S. Savannah. Since then, it has served as a day to celebrate the vital role our Merchant Marine and the U.S. maritime industry play in supporting our national and economic security.

Thank you President Biden for your continued, stalwart support of the Jones Act and recognizing it on this important day, stating “My Administration continues its unwavering support of the United States Merchant Marine, as well as the Jones Act, which protects the integrity of our domestic maritime industry, supports hundreds of thousands of jobs, and contributes over $150 billion in economic benefits.”

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