World War I Merchant Marine Posters: Training for the sea

The U. S. Shipping Board began its training program in June 1917 and ended in 1920. There were separate programs for men with experience at sea who wanted to become officers and programs for those who had never gone to sea. They emphasized high wages at sea and set up a recruiting system through the 7,000 stores of the Rexall drugstore chain. Store managers were deputized as agents of the Shipping Board.

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