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From soup to nuts to bagoong alamang, R.S. Stern has it all
From soup to nuts to bagoong alamang, R.S. Stern has it all

Whether it's a war-zone deployment, a cargo ship in port for 18 hours or a passenger cruise ship on its regular stop, R.S. Stern Inc. has put groceries in larders and spare parts in engine rooms since 1870. From its brick warehouse in Canton, the company's 15 employees dispense uniforms and copier supplies, mops for swabbing and pork chops for dinner to about 1,000 ships calling on Baltimore and other nearby ports each year. Need a 4-by-6 Sri Lankan flag for the mast? Stern's got you covered. No requisition is too exotic or esoteric for North America's oldest ship supplier. "Once, I got a request for two cases of 'Ring Around the Collar,'" said...

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