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Teaser: “The Robert Smalls Story”, American Maritime Pilot


published on 1 May 2022 110 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "Offshore Explorer Scott Dodgson". Originally published on 2021-11-17.
The American Maritime Pilot has a special and important job bringing ships into port safely. In the history of pilots Robert Smalls stands out as one of the most heroic and able pilots in American History.

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