San Francisco's Ocean Trade, Past And Future; A Story Of The Deep Water Service Of San Francisco…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byBenjamin Cooper Wright

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... & Co., Strauss & Co., Welch & Co., Williams, Dimond & Co. These are exclusive of the regular steamship lines. Of the 60 grain vessels cleared in the last fiscal year, 25 were cleared by Balfour, Guthrie & Co., 6 by Girvin & Eyre, 7 by Hind, Rolph & Co., 8 by McNear & Co., and 11 by Strauss & Co. Future of American Marine. The American flag, once so prominent on the merchant marine in foreign ports, has of late years been significantly absent, and that large class of citizens in foreign lands who have never ventured beyond their own sea coast know nothing about the American flag, nor what it stands for in the family of nations. Various attempts have been made in the last thirty or forty years to restore the prestige once enjoyed by the American marine in the ocean carrying trade of the world. It is thought that this could have been done in either one of two ways, namely, by subsidies or by according American registry to foreign built ships. So far, Congress has utterly refused to adopt either measure. Great Britain, France, Germany and Japan have granted subsidies to vessels carrying their flags, and with apparently some good results, though perhaps not in all cases as satisfactory as could be desired or as anticipated. Still this course has had the effect of increasing the merchant marine of these countries. For want of some inducement other than now exists to build and run American ships, the Government has been obliged to charter foreign bottoms to carry coal from domestic Atlantic to domestic Pacific ports for its Navy. In doing this it has violated its own customs regulations, and has done what it would heavily fine any private citizen for doing. If the Government cannot get American ships to do its own freighting, it should build its own ships for th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911. Excerpt: ... & Co., Strauss & Co., Welch & Co., Williams, Dimond & Co. These are exclusive of the regular steamship lines. Of the 60 grain ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217986498

ISBN - 13:9780217986496

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