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Friday, December 23, 2005

Least we forget

Past presidents have also made very poor choices. On this day in 1807 the US Embargo Act took effect, banning trade with Britain, France and the rest of the world. Merchants, sea captains, and sailors were naturally dismayed to find themselves without income and to see the ships rotting at the wharves.

(Sorry - lots has been going on in the maritime world, but things have also been busy in the pre-Christmas world of yours truly - will post more soon.)

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