The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa is always humbled to celebrate this day and show our appreciation and support of these special individuals. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were allowed to assemble a small crowd for this year’s recognition. Club President Shannon LeMoine and Vice President, Mark Valenti, presided over the wreath laying ceremony that took place on the dock of the American Victory Ship. National Maritime Day commemorated the 201st anniversary of the first transatlantic crossing by a motorized vessel - the steamship SAVANNAH. However, National Maritime Day is all about people, the men and women who leave their families to operate ships both in the United States and around the globe for weeks and months at a time. Without their sacrifice, trade would come to a standstill.