Connections Magazine

Summer 2015

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Pr"ented by: In 1898, founder Tom Crowley needed to raise cash to pay for new vessels. He began purchasing unneeded fur garments from whalers returning to California from Alaska and selling them at a profit to gold prospectors heading north to the Yukon and the Alaska wilderness. He soon had enough money to purchase some of the nation's first gas-powered launch boats, which were considered new technology at the time. And by 1900, he had several gas-powered vessels in his fleet, including the 45-foot Crowley shown here. Crowley has demonstrated creativity and innovation for more than 100 years, and today the company continues that tradition with the development of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships in the world. Designed for service between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the two new ships will offer optimal performance and safety while setting new standards for environmentally responsible shipping when deployed in 2017. San Francisco, California

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