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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Salty Site of the Week...

The Colton Company is a Delray Beach, Florida firm consisting of maritime economists and industrial engineers. Not quite the place you'd necessarily bookmark for historic vessel research, but wait! Click on the "US Shipbuilding History" icon on their home page and voila!

Colton offers this modest description: "This site details the performance of the U.S. shipbuilding industry since the introduction of iron hulls and steam propulsion, tabulating each shipbuilder's construction record, ship by ship, and including not only oceangoing naval and commercial ships but also thousands of coastal and inshore ships, boats and other craft. There's nothing remotely like it anywhere on the web and no other shipbuilding nation has anything comparable." Give it a try!

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