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Cruise of the Corwin

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 10, 2011

The United States Revenue Cutter (USRC) Thomas Corwin was built in Portland, Oregon in 1876, becoming the first federal government vessel built in the state. She was finished and commissioned in San Francisco in 1877. San Francisco remained her homeport for her entire period of government service.

Admiral Zheng He (1371-1433)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 18, 2010

Zheng He was a Muslim from Yunnan Province in southern China. As a youth, he was captured by forces of the Imperial Army, made a eunuch, and sent to the Imperial court. He rose to become a trusted adviser to the Yongle Emperor. In 1405, the…