June 15, 1976 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

New York Port Groups Honor James McAllister

James P. McAllister, chairman of the board of McAllister Brothers, Inc., the 112-year-old marine transportation company, was honored on five separate occasions during World Trade Week.

Culmination of years of effort in promoting the Port of New York came into sharp focus on Monday, when Mr. McAllister was named Honorary Chairman of Maritime Day of the World Trade Week Committee of the New York/New Jersey port area.

Wednesday saw him as the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Seamen's Church Institute.

Later the same day, as president of the New York/New Jersey Port Promotion Committee, he presented a proclamation to Peter Stanford for his leadership in the affairs of the South Street Seaport Museum, a project in which McAllister Brothers has been active since its inception.

In the Great Hall of the New York Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Mr. McAllister, on behalf of his company, accepted from New York Mayor Abraham Beame a presentation from the City of New York in behalf of his company, which has been in business for over 100 years in the city and port.

On Friday, in his capacity as Honorary Chairman of New York's Maritime Day, he placed a wreath, in honor of seamen who gave their lives serving the city's maritime industry, in the waters off the Battery from the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Sauk.

This ceremony followed an ecumenical service at the Seamen's Church Institute and preceded the annual Maritime Day celebration at the U.S. Coast Guard Support Center, Governors Island, which featured 200 midshipmen from the U.S. Maritime Academy at Kings Point presenting their regimental tattoo on the parade grounds.

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