"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."

Republican Party platform is anti-worker, anti-Jones Act

The platform adopted by the Republican Party at its convention in Cleveland calls for gutting the Jones Act which requires that vessels trading between American port be U.S.-built, U.S.-flag and crewed by American mariners. If Trump is elected and his platform is enacted, American seafarers will be on the beach permanently.