Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for June 6, 2017

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By Chris Philips, Managing Editor  
“Out of the five branches of our Armed Services, it’s only the Coast Guard that has the power to break through 21 feet of rock-solid Arctic ice, right? You’re the only ones. And I’m proud to say that under my administration, as you just heard, we will be building the first new heavy icebreakers the United States has seen in over 40 years. We’re going to build many of them.”

These were the words of President Trump as he congratulated the US Coast Guard Academy’s graduating class at the service’s commencement exercises in New London, Connecticut last month.

He was referring to the remarks of Coast Guard…
 Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Our new Pacific Maritime Magazine California Contributing Editor Karen Robes Meeks spent several years covering the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and our sister publication Fishermen’s News.

She can be reached at or (562) 472-6341. 
Story1Vancouver USA Development Moves Forward
By Karen Robes Meeks
Port of Vancouver USA’s master plan for the Terminal 1 Waterfront Development will go before the Vancouver City Council on June 19, a significant step toward redeveloping the historic site…(Read full article)
Story2Port of LA Budget Approved
By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Los Angeles’ $1.17 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 was approved by harbor commissioners last week…(Read full article)
Story3New San Francisco Harbor Engineer
By Karen Robes Meeks

Rod K. Iwashita has recently been named Chief Harbor Engineer for the Port of San Francisco… 
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Story4Port of Hueneme Birthday
By Karen Robes Meeks

This year, the Port of Hueneme celebrates 80 years as “the port that farmers built.” The central California port started many years earlier with farmers determined to create a harbor for shipping their agricultural products by sea. .. 
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