Our Merchant Marine: The Causes of its Decline, and the Means to be taken for its Revival Lieutenant R. Wainwright January 1882 Proceedings Article View Issue Causa latet: vis est yiotissima. Member-Only Content Join the U.S. Naval Institute to gain access to this article and other articles published in Proceedings since 1874. Members receive this valuable benefit and so much more. Become a Member Today If you are already a Member, please log in to gain access, and thank you for your Membership.