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Maritime And Admiralty Law Lawyers In Cantonment Florida

Cantonment, Florida (pronounced Can-TONE-ment) is a suburb approximately 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Pensacola, Florida. Most of the people who live in Cantonment commute to either Pensacola or the Pace, Florida and Milton, Florida areas for employment. The two largest employers are International Paper and Solutia. Schools include J. M. Tate High School, Ransom Middle School, Jim Allen Elementary School, and Pine Meadow Elementary School. The oldest cemetery is Old Muscogee Cemetery on River Annex Road. In September 2006, the Pensacola News Journal newspaper announced a predicted explosion of growth in Cantonment due to a planned 4,000+ acre housing development. The Pensacola News Journal quoted officials as saying the infrastructure of this new massive development will be like "adding another city" to Pensacola. Cantonment is in Escambia County, in the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1814 Andrew Jackson camped his troops in what is now the Cantonment area, thus leading to the name of the area. The latitude of Cantonment is 30.608N. The longitude is -87.34W. The word cantonment means a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 148 feet (45 m).

What is maritime and admiralty law?

Admiralty and maritime law involves cases related to navigation and commerce on oceans, rivers, and lakes. Admiralty and maritime cases can involve injuries to longshoremen and vessel crew members, contracts for cargo shipping, vessel collisions, and cruise ship passenger injuries. If your issues involves ships and shipping, business or commerce transacted at sea, finds and salvage, the duties, rights, and liabilities of ship owners, ship masters, and other maritime workers, it is within the realm of admiralty law.

Answers to maritime and admiralty law issues in Florida

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Federal court opinions concerning maritime and admiralty law in Florida