The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 107
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 107

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 H5 Port Expands To 'Inner Space' The port can now count among its ocean science tenants, the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., testing both the Flagstaff PGH hydrofoil and the PX-15 Jacques Piccard submarine. Also using the Port's facilities are the Perry Ocean Systems, Inc., Submarine Works, Ocean Science and Engineering, the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), and many other allied businesses. Industrial tenants and users which make up the bulk of port traffic and revenue include West India Shipping Co., Tropical Shipping and Construction Co., Ideal Cement, Belcher Oil Company, Palm Beach Steamship Agency, Palm Beach Stevedore Co., Bowater Paper Co., Florida East Coast Railway Co., Florida Power & Light Co., Humble Oil and Refining Co., Maule Industries, Inc., Shaw Brothers, Scott Mattson Farms, Carlo International Co., Eller and Company, Heavy Lift Services, Inc., Lund & Pullara, Meyer and Son, Quaker Oats, Stranchan Shipping and Palm Beach County Freight Traffic Bureau. Perhaps one of the more glamorous endeavors at the port is the Grand Bahama passenger liner, owned and operated by Williams Shipping Agency. The Grand Bahama continues to thrive with upwards of 7,000 passengers a year going to and from West End, Grand Bahama. According to agency officials more business for the coming year is in the offing. With the advent of ocean science industries into the port family, Commissioners Gleason Stambaugh, C. Markham Langham and Billy B. Burns have sought to expand the land facilities. With the passing of $4 mil lion in revenue certificates, the port will improve warehousing and add land for possible slip enlargement and wharf area, they said. 1 if 0 B r - m ijiiii - . Ax aSfc tswY -.'' L' . seen a steady rise in the influx of ocean science industries and commercial tonnage at the Port of Palm Beach. In 1967 the port reached a tonnage figure of almost one million, far exceeding the previous year's estimate. The increase in trade is directly attributable to improvements in port facilities according to Port Manager J. E. (Sonny) Jaudon. "By improving certain physical areas of the port we have been able to accommodate more tonnage across our docks," Jaudon said. "We anticipate many more improvements In the near future, and of course the development of Peanut Island for ocean science use." Jaudon said the development of Peanut Island as a base of ocean science research locations "is one of the most exciting undertakings to happen to Palm Beach County in a longtime. "Since Peanut Island is Port of Palm Beach property, we are excited about our continuing role in making this area the hub of ocean science - PORT OF PALM BEACH ;The Port of Palm Beach stands ready to take Its place. among the leaders of Florida's deep water ports and perhaps as the oceanography center of the world. The port, which was established by an act of the state legislature in 1915, has been molded into a composite of ocean science research complexes and Industrial terminals. According to Port officials - the mixture is working out to . the economic benefit of Palm Beach County and surrounding counties as well. "We have long recognized that this area of Florida is a 'people-oriented' community," says Gleason Stambaugh, chairman of the Port Commission. 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