The Shipping Lines Look to the Future
The pages of Trumbullog carried inspirational advertisements from major shipping lines reminding the officer candidates of the larger world of the merchant marine even as they spent their days absorbing the myriad details of merchant seamanship. As well as helping them grasp a bigger picture of the profession they were entering, the ads reassured them of the employment opportunities that would be available in the peacetime merchant marine.
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Below left: In the Trumbullog for February 23, 1945, near a message from the Grace Line, an obituary of New London banker, civic leader, and former Lieutenant-Governor Ernest E. Rogers was published. A descendent of New London's Capt. Moses Rogers, skipper of the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic, Ernest Rogers and Fort Trumbull Superintendant A. G. Ford were principal speakers at the 1944 National Maritime Day dedication of New London's Moses Rogers Square. Rogers was also the author of Connecticut's Naval Office at New London in the War of the American Revolution (1933).