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Alaska Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 11, pgs. 629 - 683 Summary

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Chapter 11, pgs. 629 - 683 Summary

By 1919, Ross and Raglan had facilities in most of the Alaskan cities, including maritime services. Ross was in his seventies and ill, but he told Tom and Lydia that he was concerned with what was called cabotage. Cabotage was when a ship that delivered cargo and passengers to one port could not pick up passengers and cargo to be delivered to other ports. This benefited firms like Ross and Raglan.

Malcolm would not allow Tom to take over the company unless he hired Marvin Hoxey, who Tom hated. They eventually called the lobbyist, who came to Seattle to lobby in favor or pro-American legislation. The Jones Act of 1920 was enacted after Malcolm's death, and it resulted in higher shipping costs for users. Oliver Rowntree noticed the higher costs and started to travel on Ross and Raglan ships and sabotage them. From the dates...

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