Death of Luther Blount

September 5, 1916 - September 24, 2006
| Age 90

Cruise line founder, philanthropist Luther Blount
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Luther Blount, philanthropist and founder of a small ship cruise line, has died. He was 90.

Blount, who died Sunday, had been battling colon cancer for a year and a half, said cruise company spokeswoman Betty Galligan.

Blount founded American Canadian Caribbean Line in 1966. The family-owned business with 70 employees offers no-frills cruises to offbeat places and caters to a niche market of travelers who want a casual, down-to-earth real-life experience of the regions they...

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