March 25: The last Victory cargo ship moored in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet was towed to San Francisco Ship Repair on March 17. The SS WINTHROP VICTORY will be scraped clean of marine growth and loose exterior paint in preparation for her last trip through the Panama Canal on her final voyage for recycling in Brownsville, Texas. WINTHROP VICTORY is the fourth Maritime Administration (MARAD) vessel towed from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet since October 2009.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.