Where everything Started

The vessel ops program, our active harbor, the maritime trade, all of it started with passes canoe. The passes canoe is the first known boat ever built. It is 3 meters long and is estimated to be built around 8000 BC.


This raft was the start of an evolutionary change. We were able to travel across water. People then started to create curved logs to make the boat faster.


Mayans used the first sails to make the wind do the work, instead of individual rowers. They upgraded the sails and built the boats bigger and bigger.


In the 19th century we started using steel to create boats and engines. Steamships allowed us to transport enormous amounts of product. This revolutionized the maritime industry for trade and war. They could now travel faster and defend themselves from cannon fire. This all lead up to the boats we see today in the harbor and the world.