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Salisbury shipyard sends tugs, cruise ships and ferries around the world

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY

SALISBURY, MD. — Given the huge expanse of the Chesapeake Bay region, with all its mighty tributaries, such as the Magothy, the Patuxent, Potomac and Choptank, it only figures that Maryland is the home of a shipbuilder. The old Davis Shipyard on Solomon’s Island was well-known world-wide for its custom sailing vessels in the last century, as was Trumpy’s custom yachts in Annapolis and the Liberty ships of Bethlehem Steel during WWII.

Now the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Co. has been building various vessels that sail the seas around the world, specializing in ocean-going tugboats, utility vessels, fireboats, ferries and small to medium size passenger cruise ships.

Small ship trips may hold trouble, boredom and close quarters with nasty fellow travelers

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703615104575329083077337418.html Check out this story on the Wall Street Journal before deciding to take a trip on a small ship.  Imagine being told the ship you are on which is…