"Entering our third century of continuous operation, the mission remains unchanged: to maintain and develop skill in seamanship, to effect a change in maritime law towards the development of the American Merchant Marine, to assist the seamen of other countries towards the establishment of the Brotherhood of the Sea."

Maritime Administrator: The Jones Act moves industry and America’s economic prosperity.

"Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense..."