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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A outdated state-owned pier along an industrial stretch of Canton waterfront is one step closer to landing on the open market. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a request by the Maryland Port Administration on Wednesday to declare the pier and its water access rights as surplus to the state's needs, the first step toward selling the property. The 346,000-square-foot Clinton Street Marine Terminal pier and the narrow half-acre piece of land it attaches to along South Clinton Street in the Canton Industrial Area are valued between $2.5 million and $3.1 million.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
A outdated state-owned pier along an industrial stretch of Canton waterfront is one step closer to landing on the open market. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a request by the Maryland Port Administration on Wednesday to declare the pier and its water access rights as surplus to the state's needs, the first step toward selling the property. The 346,000-square-foot Clinton Street Marine Terminal pier and the narrow half-acre piece of land it attaches to along South Clinton Street in the Canton Industrial Area are valued between $2.5 million and $3.1 million.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons. Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in Canton, its home for more than two decades, on its way to a new permanent berth in Norfolk, Va. The national anthem played on tinny speakers and tugboats slowly eased the Comfort into the harbor and...
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons. Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in Canton, its home for more than two decades, on its way to a new permanent berth in Norfolk, Va. The national anthem played on tinny speakers and tugboats slowly eased the Comfort into the harbor and...
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1996
Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s BethShip division has won a $1.7 million Navy contract that will provide a month's work for 160 employees.David Watson, president of the Sparrows Point shipyard, announced the award of a contract to mothball the Military Sealift Command tanker USNS Humphreys.Ted Baldwin, a company spokesman, said the work includes making the tanker resistant to rust and corrosion so it would be ready for future use. "It's a fairly typical contract for us," he said.The Humphreys will join two other Military Sealift Command vessels being repaired at BethShip.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2002
Baltimore Marine Industries Inc., which operates the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Sparrows Point, is slowly losing some of its steadiest and most profitable business because the shipyard's channels and anchorages are too shallow to accommodate modern military vessels. The yard lost a $6.5 million Navy contract last month because of concerns about depth, even though it submitted the low bid to perform the work. Sources there say such losses stretch into the tens of millions of dollars.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1999
Baltimore Marine Industries Inc. said yesterday that it has won several contracts that will bring the shipyard more than $9 million in new work.The contracts are one more step in BMI's ascent since it was created out of the former BethShip. Bethlehem Steel sold the shipyard to a New York-based merchant banking fund in 1997.Since then, BMI has boosted employment from 25 to 750 -- about 50 more than BethShip had when it was put up for sale -- and 150 contract workers. The turnaround has come with help from workers, who agreed to a 75-cent hourly wage cut, to $12.75, in return for profit-sharing.
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April 22, 1993
AlliedSignal awarded Navy contractAlliedSignal Technical Services Corp. of Columbia has been awarded a contract from the Navy for the Field Change Installation Project in San Diego and Charleston, S.C., with a potential value of $12 million.The company will provide support in areas of field change review and installation and technical documentation review and updating on Navy, Coast Guard, and military sealift-command ships and shore stations throughout the Atlantic and Pacific regions.Douglas Homes is among top 25 area buildersDouglas Homes of Ellicott City was named this spring by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the 25 largest residential builders in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
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April 3, 1998
John M. McLaurin, a merchant seaman, died Monday of undetermined causes at his Overlea home. He was 37.Mr. McLaurin, who had been a seafarer since 1979, was quartermaster and boatswain on the Military Sealift Command's USN Capella, a supply ship.The Overlea native earned his General Educational Development diploma while attending the Harry Lundeberg Maritime School at Piney Point. He was a member of the Seafarers International Union of North America.A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 12: 30 p.m. today at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Belair Road and Willow Avenue.
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January 23, 1994
Janet B. Livingston and Howard E. Friedman have won the 1993 Harry Greenstein Young Leadership Awards of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.*Thomas Pegram and Elizabeth Schmidt, assistant professors of history at Loyola College, received Special Mention in the 14th annual Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards for books published in 1992.*Dr. Reubin Andres of Baltimore is the 1993 winner of the international Rank Prize in Nutrition, presented by the Royal Society of Medicine in London.
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April 12, 1991
The U.S. Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort, deployed in the Persian Gulf for nine months, is scheduled to return to Baltimore on Monday.Families and friends will be reunited with crew members during a celebration at the Dundalk Marine Terminal at 1 p.m.The Comfort was activated for duty in the Middle East on Aug. 8, soon after President Bush deployed American troops to Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.The crew now numbers 460 members. At the height of the conflict, there were 1,100 crew members, including medical personnel from the National Naval Medical Center and other East Coast medical facilities.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | December 7, 1992
The crew of the USNS Comfort, the Baltimore-based hospital ship that took part in the Gulf War, began preparing yesterday for a Christmastime mission in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope.The 42-member crew which maintains the ship in port at the Baltimore Harbor near Canton spent the day repositioning on-board materials and checking engines and other machinery in anticipation of shipping out this week.A request to activate the ship has been made by the U.S. Central Command to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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