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  • Surface Transportation Infrastructure
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    Surface Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in…

  • Rear Admiral Mark Buzby on Maritime Strategy
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    Rear Admiral Mark Buzby on Maritime Strategy

    Maritime Administrator Rear Admiral Mark Buzby delivered remarks on U.S. strategy and defense funding.

  • emBlack Flags Blue Watersem
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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Eric Jay Dolin provided a history of piracy in the America’s in the 17th and 18th centuries.

  • Arctic Maritime Transportation
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    Arctic Maritime Transportation

    A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing to examine maritime transportation issues in the Arctic region. The hearing focused specifically on retreating ice…

  • Senate Infrastructure Panel Holds Hearing on Freight Movement
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    Freight Movement

    Transportation experts testified at a hearing on the nation’s freight movement and its impact on the economy. The witnesses stressed the importance of their industry and also spoke about…

  • Steamboat Arabia
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    Steamboat Arabia

    David Hawley of the Arabia Steamboat Museum shared the story of Arabia’s recovery and the treasure that it carried. Built in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia survived only 3 years of service before it sank in the…

  • Steamboat Ticonderoga
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    Steamboat Ticonderoga

    Chip Stulen, director of preservation at the Shelburne Museum, talked about the steamboat’s nearly 50 years of service. The Ticonderoga was the last steamboat to operate on Lake Champlain. C-SPAN’s…

  • History of Lake Champlain
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    History of Lake Champlain

    Jeff Hindes of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum talked about the lake and its role in war and commerce. Lake Champlain was an essential part of the history and economy of Burlington, Vermont.…

  • Portland Observatory
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    Portland Observatory

    Alessa Wylie gave a tour of the Portland Observatory and shows off its views of Portland, Maine. The Portland Observatory is a maritime signal tower built in 1807. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

  • Portland Head Light
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    Portland Head Light

    Jeanne Gross talked about the history of Maine’s oldest light house. Portland Head Light was completed in 1791 and guided ships safely into Portland Harbor. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

  • Illinois River History
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    Illinois River History

    Ann Schmitt and Doug Blodgett talked about the history of the Illinois River and its impact on the city of Peoria. Ms. Schmitt gave a tour of the “Illinois River Encounter” exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and…

  • Titanic Survivor Molly Brown
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    Titanic Survivor Molly Brown

    Jamie Melissa Wilms gave a tour of the Molly Brown House Museum and talked about Denver, Colorado’s Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown, better known as “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Ms. Wilms talked about how Molly Brown…

  • History of the CO Canal
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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal History

    Cassandra Sohyda toured and talked about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. During the course of a boat ride through one of the few remaining operating…

  • Erik Larson on emDead Wakeem
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    Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on…

  • Fort Gratiot Lighthouse
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    Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

    Dennis Delor gave a tour of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the state of Michigan, and talked about the history of the site. She explained how the site began as a military post to guard…

  • emFloating Palaces of the Great Lakesem
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    Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes

    Joel Stone talked about his book, Floating Palaces of the Great Lakes: A History of Passender Steamships on the Inland Seas, about the history of the waterways in and around Port Huron, Michigan, and the…

  • Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water
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    Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced an energy and…

  • RMS Queen Mary
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    RMS Queen Mary

    John Thomas gave a tour of the RMS Queen Mary, a 1930s luxury passenger ship, and talked about its history. The ship was in service for thirty-one years and was converted to a troop carrier during World War…

  • emThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Piratesem
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

    Brian Kilmeade talked about his book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, which he co-wrote with Don Yaeger. In the book, the authors examine President Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to thwart…

  • Port of Oakland
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    Port of Oakland

    Marilyn Sandifur talked about the history of shipping in Oakland, California. The city’s geographical location made it ideal for shipping, but the development of containerization as a new system for shipping…

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