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This film production BEGAN, forty years ago, IN 1979, WHEN

ONE OF 2751 "LIBERTY SHIPS" BUILT DURING WORLD WORLD II, THE "SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN" - THE LAST "UNALTERED" LIBERTY SHIP: POWERED OUT OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET, IN SUISUN BAY, CALIFORNIA, UNDER HER OWN POWER, AFTER 33 YEARS, IN "MOTHBALLS". 

ON BOARD, WAS ROBERT FERRAND, producer of this film, A GUEST OF HARRY DRING, CURATOR OF THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO, TO DOCUMENT THIS HISTORIC EVENT IN 16MM COLOR FILM. TODAY, THIS 16 MM FILM CAN BE "LASER" SCANNED TO 4K HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO, THEREBY, CREATING A MODERN HISTORIC FILM.

THIS SOUND TRACK WAS RECORDED, 35 YEARS AGO, by Barry ellis, voice-over talent for abc-kgo san francisco. This film CHANNELs THE WISDOM OF OUR ANCIENT MARINERS, WHO WERE ALERTING US THAT THE UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE WAS IN DANGER, THEN.

TODAY, OF THE 50,000 CARGO SHIPS OPERATING INTERNATIONALLY, AMERICA'S U.S. FLAG OCEAN CARGO FLEET HAS DROPPED FROM 375 SHIPS, IN 1987, WHEN THIS FILM WAS MADE, DOWN TO 76 SHIPS, TODAY IN 2018. WE ARE IN MORE DANGER TODAY, THAN, THEN.

ADDING TO THIS DANGER, SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ELECTION, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN'S "SECRET WEAPON" HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL FILM TO REENFORCE WHY THERE IS A JONES ACT, IN THE FIRST PLACE

HISTORY IS TRADITIONALLY BEEN WRITTEN, TOLD, AND DOCUMENTED, SEQUENTIALLY, ONE YEAR AFTER THE NEXT. IN AN ERA OF SHORT ATTENTION SPANS, THAT STRATEGY TAKES TOO MUCH TIME TO SPAN DECADES AND CAN EASILY LOSE THE AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION.  HOWEVER, BY EMPLOYING A TECHNIQUE OF “VISUAL TIME TRAVEL”, THAT JUXTAPOSES HISTORIC EVENTS, THAT ARE DECADES APART “OUT OF SEQUENCE”, CURRENT EVENTS CAN BE PLACED IN AN HISTORIC CONTEXT AND MADE RELEVANT TO A MODERN AUDIENCE. THE LESSONS OF THE LAST LIBERTY PROVIDES THE UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE A MODERN VOICE BY LISTENING TO ANCESTORS