Category Archives: SCAP

The further adventures of the R/V Oregon

On one of the our research trips to the National Administration and Records Administration visits (NARA), we looked through the files of Supreme Command Allied Powers (SCAP) during the American Occupation of Japan. This letter, from the Texas Game, Fish, … Continue reading

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“Made in America—Russia’s Great Floating Cannery”

We are intrigued at the number of post-war fishing boats that were built in the United States for delivery to foreign countries. According to the pages of Pacific Fisherman, one of the lend lease projects was a 360-foot crab canning … Continue reading

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Bell Shimada, The Man and The Ship

Sometimes I think, once a newspaper reporter, always a newspaper reporter (or, as my brother Peter would put it, once a nosy person, always a nosy person).  I may officially be a historian, but I still get hooked by stories … Continue reading

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