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Thread #8054   Message #650878
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Jones
15-Feb-02 - 11:56 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Wanted: background to 'The Mary Ellen Carter'
A friend of mine once was talking about the CIA and mentioned that many of the CIA subidiaries were named after Mary Ellen Carter, who was Allen Dulles' secretary. The companies had names like the Mary Ellen Carter Paint Company.

My friend had never heard of the Stan Rogers song, but it made me wonder if there was some connection. It does seem suspicious that no one knows anything about the history of the boat :)