National Maritime Day Observance Held At Port Canaveral

By  //  May 19, 2014

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Taps played by Sea Cadet Daniel Reguero

 Kurt Ronstrom of the Navy League, Cape Canaveral Council and the Coordinator of Port Canaveral's annual Maritime Day observance and Daniel Reguero of the Sea Cadets, Courageous Division. (Pablo Reguero image)

Kurt Ronstrom of the Navy League, Cape Canaveral Council and the Coordinator of Port Canaveral’s annual Maritime Day observance, left, and Daniel Reguero of the Sea Cadets, Courageous Division. (Pablo Reguero image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The annual National Maritime Day observance at Port Canaveral was held Saturday, May 17 at Rusty’s and included a boat ride to place a wreath and flowers in Port waters in remembrance of all Mariners and all those lost at sea – especially Merchant Mariners and members of the maritime industry lost over the past year.

Richard Grimison, President of the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral (left,) and Geoff Pletcher, President of the Space Coast Chapter of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association.

Richard Grimison, President of the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral, left, with Geoff Pletcher, President of the Space Coast Chapter of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. (Pablo Reguero image)

The event was organized by the Navy League, Cape Canaveral Council and included participation from the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral, the Space Coast Chapter of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and the Brevard Military Sealift Command Retirees Association.

Taps was played by Daniel Reguero of the Sea Cadets, Courageous Division.

National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on May 22 which is the date in 1819 when the American Steamship Savannah sailed from Savannah, Georgia on the first transatlantic voyage by a steamship.

The day commemorates the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the maritime industry to our nation’s economy and national security. Events are held throughout the country each year on or near May 22.

The annual National Maritime Day observance at Port Canaveral was held Saturday, May 17 at Rusty's and included a boat ride to place a wreath and flowers in Port waters in remembrance of all Mariners and all those lost at sea – especially Merchant Mariners and members of the maritime industry lost over the past year.

The annual National Maritime Day observance at Port Canaveral was held Saturday, May 17 at Rusty’s and included a boat ride to place a wreath and flowers in Port waters in remembrance of all Mariners and all those lost at sea – especially Merchant Mariners and members of the maritime industry lost over the past year. (Pablo Reguero image)


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