STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, pursuant to a Joint Resolution of Congress dated May 20, 1933, each year the President of the United States issues a proclamation declaring May 22 as National Maritime Day; and
WHEREAS, the date of May 22 commemorates the sailing of the American steamship "Savannah" from Savannah, Georgia, in 1819, on the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean under steam propulsion; and
WHEREAS, the Merchant Marine has assumed an indispensable role in the conflicts in which our nation has been engaged, and the transportation of our people and the world-wide flow of our goods in both peace and war depend upon an adequate and efficient merchant fleet; now
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 22, 1959, as
NATIONAL MARITIME DAY IN DELAWARE
and urge all citizens to join in this nation-wide observance in honor and recognition of the accomplishments of our Merchant Marine.
IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-third.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State