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Maritime Pilot Tribute


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 9 December 2019 973

One of the famous video about Marine Pilots' work. Must see!

Training sometimes years, the pilots of the world never get enough credit...especially those of the Cape Cod Canal! This ones for you! Compiled from video taken over the past 4 years, this features a unique collection of various types of vessels that go through the canal. Enjoy!
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