From the Editor: The Log Joins Maritime Publishing

The Log is a biweekly publication based in Orange County, Calif. and was recently acquired by Maritime Publishing.

The Maritime Publishing family of periodicals has gotten bigger. On June 12, the company announced the acquisition of The Log newspaper from Newport Beach-based Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc.

For those who aren’t familiar, The Log is a biweekly publication based in Orange County, Calif. It been a boating and fishing essential for recreational anglers throughout Southern California since 1971.

“The Log is an iconic publication,” Maritime Publishing owner Dave Abrams said in a statement announcing the acquisition. “I’ve been reading almost every issue since 1990, and I look forward to (acquiring) it. As a boater, it keeps me apprised of everything going on in the SoCal maritime community and provides a great resource for finding service providers, slips, equipment, etc. I’m really proud to be at the helm of this fine newspaper! Cast off all lines; we’re getting underway!”

As you may know, also under the Maritime Publishing umbrella are four other nautical and maritime industry-focused news publications: Professional Mariner, Ocean Navigator, Fishermen’s News and of course, your favorite and mine, Pacific Maritime.

And as you may know, Pacific Maritime has provided editorials for and about West Coast commercial vessels and terminal operators since 1983. This content is geared toward readers who stay updated with ocean carriers, shippers, terminal operators, port authorities and more.

But if you didn’t know, the 78-year-old Fishermen’s News is the oldest commercial fishing publication on the Pacific Coast. We cover the commercial fishing industry from Alaska to California and Hawaii and down to Baja California, Mexico, always sharing the most up-to-date news from legislative actions to the finer details that commercial fishermen need to know.

Also, since 1993 Professional Mariner magazine has been found in the hands of owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels, providing content for professionals who work in the maritime industry both onboard and off.

Additionally, Ocean Navigator can be found onboard with the power and sailing voyagers who are always looking to learn more about their vessels, gear, and techniques while on their adventures.

And FYI, Maritime Publishing itself is a publisher of trade publications for the marine industry founded in 2020 by CEO Dave Abrams and is a division of the Maritime Institute—the largest privately held maritime training provider in the United States.

The Log is published every other Thursday, for a total of 26 times a year. For more information about the publication, to read online articles, and/or to start a subscription to the print edition of the paper, visit

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By Mark Edward Nero