U.S. National Maritime Day, May 22
The National Census Bureau reminds that today is National Marltime Day
This is National Maritime Day, noted annually by presidential proclamation.
The date chosen celebrates the day in 1819 when the SS Savannah completed the first transatlantic crossing by a steam ship.
Their exploits include the largest sealift the world has even known during World War II.
More than 2.2 billion tons of commerce arrive and leave the U.S. each year.
Los Angeles handles more container cargo than any other port in the U.S.