"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."

McCain attempts to gut Jones Act

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill that would repeal the provision of the Jones Act that requires vessels trading domestically be built in the United States.