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Old 08-02-2008, 09:33 AM
Paul Penta Paul Penta is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phillip Johnson View Post
I beleive you're referring to the Jones Act, or maybe it was the Passenger Shipping Act...created to protect American shipping unions.
I think you're correct, Phil. There is also some kind of provision about where a ship is built. The company for whom I worked the Key West ferry boats from Marco Island and Ft Myers Beach to Key West had to make sure that they bought new boats from American companies because we always went from an American port directly to an American port.

Paul
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