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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 10-K


[X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE

ACT OF 1934


For the fiscal year ended:  December 31, 2010

or


[ ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE

ACT OF 1934


For the transition period from                  to


Commission File Number:  000-52036


GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its Charter)


Colorado

84-1344320

(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


601 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(801) 550-5800

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, including area code)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: Common Stock, no par value


Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes [  ] No [X]


Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Yes [  ]   No [X]


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

(1) Yes [X] No [  ]     (2) Yes [X] No [  ]


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [  ] No [  ]


Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part IV of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [ ]




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Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of the “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.   (Check one):

 

 

Large accelerated filer       [   ]

Accelerated filer                      [   ]

Non-accelerated filer         [   ]

Smaller reporting company    [X]


Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes [X] No [  ]


Aggregate Market Value of Non-Voting Common Stock Held by Non-Affiliates


State the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common stock held by non-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common stock was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common stock, as of the last business day of the Registrant’s most recently completed second quarter.


The market value of the voting and non-voting common stock at such date was $2,096.43, based on 209,643 shares held by non-affiliates. Because there has been no “established trading market” for the Registrant’s common stock during the past five years or on that date, the Registrant has arbitrarily valued these shares at $0.01 per share.


Outstanding Shares


As of March 24, 2011, the Registrant had 1,719,093 shares of common stock outstanding.


Documents Incorporated by Reference


See Part IV, Item 15.


PART I


FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS


In this Annual Report, references to “Gulf & Orient Steamship Company, Ltd.,” “Gulf & Orient,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and words of similar import) refer to Gulf & Orient Steamship Company, Ltd., the Registrant.


This Annual Report contains certain forward-looking statements, and for this purpose, any statements contained in this Annual Report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate” or “continue” or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, many of which are not within our control.  These factors include but are not limited to economic conditions generally and in the markets in which we may participate, competition within our chosen industry, technological advances and failure by us to successfully develop business relationships.


ITEM 1.  BUSINESS


Business Development


We were incorporated in the State of Colorado on May 9, 1996, with an authorized capital of 55,000,000 shares, comprised of 50,000,000 shares of common stock, and 5,000,000 shares of non-voting preferred stock, both with no par-value per share.  We were formed for the primary purpose of engaging in the business of marine transportation and to provide ocean going shipping of goods internationally.


In May of 1996, we issued “restricted securities” (common stock) at our inception, and conducted an offering under Rule 504 of Regulation D of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  This offering was also conducted in accordance with Section 11-51-308(1)(p) of the Colorado Revised Statutes that allowed “public solicitation” of “accredited investors.”


Our proposed business operations were unsuccessful, and we have had no business operations since 1996.

 

Copies of our Articles of Incorporation and our By-Laws were attached to our 10-SB Registration Statement that was filed with the SEC on June 7, 2006, and are attached hereto.  See Part IV, Item 15.


We voluntarily filed our 10-SB Registration Statement so that we could become a “reporting issuer” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).




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Description of Business


We were originally organized for the primary purpose of engaging in the business of marine transportation and to provide ocean going shipping of goods internationally; and since 1996, and currently, we have had no business operations.  


We are currently seeking potential assets, property or businesses to acquire, in a business combination, by reorganization, merger or acquisition.  We have had no material business operations since March 7, 1997.  Our plan of operation for the next 12 months is to: (i) consider guidelines of industries in which we may have an interest; (ii) adopt a business plan regarding engaging in the business of any selected industry; and (iii) to commence operations through funding and/or the acquisition or business combination with a “going concern” engaged in any industry selected.  We are unable to predict the time as to when and if we may actually participate in any specific business endeavor, and we will be unable to do so until we determine any particular industry in which we may conduct business operations.


We are not currently engaged in any substantive business activity except the search for potential assets, property or businesses to acquire, and we have no current plans to engage in any other activity in the foreseeable future unless and until we complete any such acquisition.  In our present form, we are deemed to be a “shell company” seeking to acquire or merge with a business or company.  We do not intend to restrict our search for business opportunities to any particular business or industry, and the areas in which we will seek out business opportunities may include all lawful businesses.  We recognize that the number of suitable potential business ventures that may be available to us will be extremely limited, and may be restricted to businesses or entities that desire to become a publicly-held company while avoiding what many may deem to be the adverse factors related to an initial public offering (“IPO”) as a method of “going public.”  The most prevalent of these factors include the substantial time requirements, legal and accounting costs, the inability to obtain an underwriter who is willing to publicly offer and sell securities on behalf of the particular entity, the lack of or the inability to obtain the required financial statements for such an undertaking, state limitations on the amount of dilution to public investors in comparison to the stockholders of any such entity, along with other conditions or requirements imposed by various federal and state securities laws, rules and regulations and federal and state agencies that implement them.


Amendments to SEC Form 8-K regarding shell companies and transactions with shell companies require the filing of all information about an acquired company that would have been required to have been filed had any such company filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the SEC, along with required audited, interim and proforma financial statements, within four business days of the closing of any such transaction (Item 5.01(a)(8) of Form 8-K); and the recent amendments to SEC Rule 144 adopted by the SEC that were effective on February 15, 2008, that limit the resale of most securities of shell companies until 12 months after the filing of such information (the “Form 10 Information”), may eliminate many of the perceived advantages of going public transactions with shell companies.  These types of transactions are customarily referred to as “reverse” reorganizations or mergers in which the acquired company’s stockholders become the controlling stockholders in the acquiring company and the acquiring company becomes the successor to the business operations of the acquired company.  Regulations governing shell companies also deny the use of SEC Form S-8 for the registration of securities and limit the use of SEC Form S-8 to a reorganized shell company until the expiration of 60 days from when any such entity is no longer considered to be a shell company.  This prohibition could further restrict opportunities for us to acquire companies that may already have stock option plans in place that cover numerous employees.  In such instances, there may be no exemption from registration for the issuance of securities in any business combination to these employees, thereby necessitating the filing of a registration statement with the SEC to complete any such reorganization, and incurring the time and expenses that are normally avoided by reverse reorganizations or mergers.  


Recent amendments to Rule 144, adopted by the SEC and effective on February 15, 2008, codify the SEC’s prior position limiting the tradeability of certain securities of shell companies, including those issued by us in any business combination, and further limit the tradeability of additional securities of shell companies; these proposals will further restrict the availability of opportunities for us to acquire any business or enterprise that desires to utilize us as a means of going public.  See the heading “Rule 144” of Part II, Item 5, for a discussion of the general requirements of Rule 144 and the limitations of Rule 144 with respect to shell companies.


Any of these types of business combination transactions, regardless of the particular prospect, would require us to issue a substantial number of shares of our common stock that could amount to as much as 95% or more of our outstanding voting securities; accordingly, investments in the private enterprise, if available, would be much more favorable than any investment in us.


Management intends to consider a number of factors prior to making any decision to participate in any specific business endeavor, none of which may be determinative or provide any assurance of success.  These may include, but will not be limited to, as applicable, an analysis of the quality of the particular business or entity’s management and personnel; the anticipated acceptability of any new products or marketing concepts that any such business or company may have; the merits of any such business’ or company’s technology or intellectual property; the present financial condition, projected growth potential and available technical, financial and managerial resources; working capital, history of operations and future prospects; the nature of present and expected competition; the quality and experience of any such business’ or company’s management services and the depth of management; the business’ or the company’s potential for further research, development or exploration; risk factors specifically related to the business’ or company’s operations; the potential for growth, expansion and profit; the perceived public recognition or acceptance of products, or services offered and trademarks and name identification; and numerous other factors that are difficult, if not impossible, to properly or accurately quantify or analyze, let alone describe or identify, without referring to specific objective criteria of an identified business or company.


Regardless, the results of operations of any specific entity may not necessarily be indicative of what may occur in the future, by reason of changing market strategies, plant or product expansion, changes in product emphasis, future management personnel and changes in



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innumerable other factors.  Further, in the case of a new business venture or one that is in a research and development mode, the risks will be substantial, and there will be no objective criteria to examine the effectiveness or the abilities of its management or its business objectives.  Also, a firm market for its products or services may yet need to be established, and with no past track record, the profitability of any such business will be unproven and cannot be predicted with any certainty.


Our management will attempt to meet personally with management and key personnel of any entity providing a potential business opportunity for us, visit and inspect material facilities, obtain independent analysis or verification of information provided and gathered, check references of material personnel and conduct other reasonably prudent measures calculated to ensure a reasonably thorough review of any particular business opportunity; however, due to time constraints of management and limited capital, these activities may be limited.  


We are unable to predict the time as to when and if we may actually participate in any specific business endeavor or if at all.  We anticipate that proposed business ventures will be made available to us through personal contacts of directors, executive officers and principal stockholders, professional advisors, broker dealers in securities, venture capital personnel and others who may present unsolicited proposals.  In certain cases, we may agree to pay a finder’s fee or to otherwise compensate the persons who submit a potential business endeavor in which we eventually participate. Such persons may include our directors, executive officers and beneficial owners of our securities or their affiliates. In this event, such fees may become a factor in negotiations regarding any potential venture and, accordingly, may present a conflict of interest for such individuals.  Management does not presently intend to acquire an interest in any business enterprise in which any member has an ownership interest.


Although we currently have no plans to do so, depending on the nature and extent of services rendered, we may compensate members of our management in the future for services that they may perform for us.  Because we currently have extremely limited resources, and we are unlikely to have any significant resources until we have determined a business or enterprise to engage in or have completed a business combination, management expects that any such compensation would take the form of an issuance of shares of our common stock to these persons; this would have the effect of further diluting the holdings of our other stockholders.  There are presently no preliminary agreements or understandings between us and members of our management respecting such compensation.  Any shares issued to members of our management would be required to be resold under an effective registration statement filed with the SEC or could not be publicly sold until 12 months after we file the Form 10 information about the business combination with the SEC as now required by SEC Form 8-K.  These provisions could further inhibit our ability to complete any business combination where finders or others who may be subject to these resale limitations refuse to provide us with any introductions or to close any such transactions unless they are paid requested fees in cash rather than our shares or unless we agree to file a registration statement with the SEC that includes any shares that are to be issued to them, at no cost to them.  These expenses could limit potential acquisition candidates, especially those in need of cash resources, and could affect the number of shares that our stockholders retain following any such transaction, by reason of the increased expense.


Substantial fees are also often paid in connection with the completion of all types of business combinations, ranging from a small amount to as much as $600,000 or more. These fees are usually divided among promoters or founders or finders, after deduction of legal, accounting and other related expenses, and it is not unusual for a portion of these fees to be paid to members of management or to principal stockholders as consideration for their agreement to retire a portion of their shares of common stock or as consideration to them to provide an indemnification for all of our prior liabilities.  Members of management may also actively negotiate or otherwise consent to the purchase of all or any portion of their shares of common stock as a condition to, or in connection with, a proposed business combination.  It is not anticipated that any such opportunity will be afforded to other stockholders or that such other stockholders will be afforded the opportunity to approve or consent to any particular stock buy-out transaction.  In the event that any such fees are paid or shares are purchased, these requirements may become a factor in negotiations regarding any business combination with us and, accordingly, may also present a conflict of interest for such individuals. We have no present arrangements or understandings respecting any of these types of fees or opportunities. Any of these types of fees that are paid in shares of our common stock will also be subject to the resale limitations embodied in the recent amendments to Rule 144 that prohibit, among other requirements, the public resale of these shares until 12 months after the filing of the Form 10 information with the SEC.  


None of our directors, executive officers, founders or their affiliates or associates are currently involved in any negotiations with any representatives of the owners of any business or company regarding the possibility of a business combination with us.




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Competitive Business Conditions and Our Competitive Position in the Industry and Methods of Competition


Management believes that there are literally thousands of shell companies engaged in endeavors similar to those engaged in by us; many of these companies have substantial current assets and cash reserves.  Competitors also include thousands of other publicly-held companies whose business operations have proven unsuccessful, and whose only viable business opportunity is that of providing a publicly-held vehicle through which a private entity may have access to the public capital markets via a reverse reorganization or merger.  There is no reasonable way to predict our competitive position or that of any other entity in these endeavors; however, we, having limited assets and no cash reserves, will no doubt be at a competitive disadvantage in competing with shell companies that have significant cash resources and have recent operating histories when compared with the complete lack of any substantive operations by us since 1996.


Dependence on One or a Few Major Customers


None; not applicable.


Need for any Governmental Approval of Principal Products or Services


Because we currently have no business operations, produce no products nor provide any services, we are not presently subject to any governmental regulation in this regard.  However, in the event that we complete a business combination transaction, we will become subject to all governmental approval requirements to which the reorganized, merged or acquired entity is subject or may become subject.


Effect of Existing or Probable Governmental Regulations on our Business


We are subject to the following regulations of the SEC and applicable securities laws, rules and regulations:


Smaller Reporting Company


We are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and subject to the disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K of the SEC, as a “smaller reporting company.”  That designation will relieve us of some of the informational requirements of Regulation S-K applicable to larger companies.


Sarbanes/Oxley Act


We are also subject to the Sarbanes/Oxley Act of 2002.  The Sarbanes/Oxley Act created a strong and independent accounting oversight board to oversee the conduct of auditors of public companies and strengthen auditor independence.  It also requires steps to enhance the direct responsibility of senior members of management for financial reporting and for the quality of financial disclosures made by public companies; establishes clear statutory rules to limit, and to expose to public view, possible conflicts of interest affecting securities analysts; creates guidelines for audit committee members’ appointment, compensation and oversight of the work of public companies’ auditors; management assessment of our internal controls; auditor attestation to management’s conclusions about internal controls; prohibits certain insider trading during pension fund blackout periods; requires companies and auditors to evaluate internal controls and procedures; and establishes a federal crime of securities fraud, among other provisions. Compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes/Oxley Act will substantially increase our legal and accounting costs.


Exchange Act Reporting Requirements


Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act requires all companies with securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act to comply with the rules and regulations of the SEC regarding proxy solicitations, as outlined in Regulation 14A. Matters submitted to stockholders at special or annual meetings thereof or pursuant to a written consent will require us to provide our stockholders with the information outlined in Schedules 14A or 14C of Regulation 14; preliminary copies of this information must be submitted to the SEC at least 10 days prior to the date that definitive copies of this information are forwarded to our stockholders.


We are also required to file Annual Reports on SEC Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on SEC Form 10-Q with the SEC on a regular basis, and will be required to timely disclose certain material events (e.g., changes in corporate control; acquisitions or dispositions of a significant amount of assets other than in the ordinary course of business; and bankruptcy) in a Current Report on SEC Form 8-K.


Cost and Effects of Compliance with Environmental Laws


Our current business operations are not subject to any material environmental laws, rules or regulations that would have an adverse material effect on our business operations or financial condition or result in a material compliance cost; however, we will become subject to all such governmental requirements to which the reorganized, merged or acquired entity is subject or may become subject, on the closing of a business combination.




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Number of Total Employees and Number of Full-Time Employees


We have no employees.


ITEM 1A.  RISK FACTORS


As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide risk factors; however, for information on potential risk factors, see Item 1A, Risk Factors, of our Form 10-SB Registration Statement, as amended, and previously filed with the SEC, all of which are still applicable to us.


ITEM 2:  PROPERTIES


We have no assets, property or business; our principal executive office address and telephone number are the office address and telephone number of Michael Vardakis, who is a stockholder, our President and a director, and are provided at no cost.


ITEM 3:  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS


We are not a party to any pending legal proceeding and, to the knowledge of our management; no federal, state or local governmental agency is presently contemplating any proceeding against us.  No director, executive officer or affiliate of ours or owner of record or beneficially of more than 5% of our common stock is a party adverse to us or has a material interest adverse to us in any proceeding.


ITEM 4:  (REMOVED AND RESERVED)


PART II


ITEM 5:  MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES


Market Information


There is no “established trading market” for our shares of common stock.  Our shares of common stock are listed on the OTC Bulletin Board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) under the symbol “GLFO;” however, management does not expect any established trading market to develop in our shares of common stock unless and until we have material operations.  In any event, no assurance can be given that any market for our common stock will develop or be maintained. If a public market ever develops in the future, the sale of shares of our common stock that are deemed to be “restricted securities” pursuant to Rule 144 of the SEC by members of management or others may have a substantial adverse impact on any such market.  See the heading “Rule 144” below for requirements of resales of shares of our common stock under Rule 144.  


Set forth below are the high and low closing bid prices for our common stock for each quarter of 2010 and 2009.  These bid prices were obtained from Pink OTC Markets, Inc.  All prices listed herein reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, mark-down or commissions and may not represent actual transactions.


Period

High

Low

January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009

$0.40

$0.40

April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009

$0.40

$0.40

July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009

$0.40

$0.40

October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009

$0.40

$0.40

January 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010

$0.30

$0.25

April 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010

$1.01

$0.25

July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010

$1.01

$1.01

October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010

$1.01

$1.01


Rule 144


The following is a summary of the current requirements of Rule 144:


 

Affiliate or Person Selling on Behalf of an Affiliate

Non-Affiliate (and has not been an Affiliate During the Prior Three Months)

Restricted Securities of Reporting Issuers

During six-month holding period – no resales under Rule 144 Permitted.  


After Six-month holding period – may resell in accordance with all Rule 144 requirements including:

·

Current public information,

·

Volume limitations,

·

Manner of sale requirements for equity securities, and

·

Filing of Form 144.

During six- month holding period – no resales under Rule 144 permitted.


After six-month holding period but before one year – unlimited public resales under Rule 144 except that the current public information requirement still applies.


After one-year holding period – unlimited public resales under Rule 144; need not comply with any other Rule 144 requirements.

Restricted Securities of Non-Reporting Issuers

During one-year holding period – no resales under Rule 144 permitted.


After one-year holding period – may resell in accordance with all Rule 144 requirements including:

·

Current public information,

·

Volume limitations,

·

Manner of sale requirements for equity securities, and

·

Filing of Form 144.


During one-year holding period – no resales under Rule 144 permitted.


After one-year holding period – unlimited public resales under Rule 144; need not comply with any other Rule 144 requirements.


Shell Companies


The following is an excerpt from Rule 144(i) regarding resales of securities of shell companies:


“(i)

Unavailability to securities of issuers with no or nominal operations and no or nominal non-cash assets.


(1)

This section is not available for the resale of securities initially issued by an issuer defined below:


(i)

An issuer, other than a business combination related shell company, as defined in §230.405, or an asset-backed issuer, as defined in Item 1101(b) of Regulation AB (§229.1101(b) of this chapter), that has:


(A)

No or nominal operations; and


(B)

Either:


(1)

No or nominal assets;


(2)

Assets consisting solely of cash and cash equivalents; or


(3)

Assets consisting of any amount of cash and cash equivalents and nominal other assets; or


(ii)

An issuer that has been at any time previously an issuer described in paragraph (i)(1)(i).


(2)

Notwithstanding paragraph (i)(1), if the issuer of the securities previously had been an issuer described in paragraph (i)(1)(i) but has ceased to be an issuer described in paragraph (i)(1)(i); is subject to the reporting requirements of section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act; has filed all reports and other materials required to be filed by section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, as applicable, during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the issuer was required to file such reports and materials), other than Form 8-K reports (§249.308 of this chapter); and has filed current “Form 10 information” with the SEC reflecting its status as an entity that is no longer an issuer described in paragraph (i)(1)(i), then those securities may be sold subject to the requirements of this section after 12 months have elapsed from the date that the issuer filed “Form 10 information” with the SEC.


(3)

The term “Form 10 information” means the information that is required by Form 10 or Form 20-F (§249.220f of this chapter), as applicable to the issuer of the securities, to register under the Exchange Act each class of securities being sold under this rule.  



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The issuer may provide the “Form 10 information” in any filing of the issuer with the SEC.  The “Form 10 information” is deemed filed when the initial filing is made with the SEC.”


Securities of a shell company cannot be publicly sold under Rule 144 in the absence of compliance with this subparagraph.


Section 4(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)


Since we are a shell company as defined in subparagraph (i) of Rule 144, our shares of common stock that were issued while or after we became a shell company cannot be publicly resold under Rule 144 until we comply with the requirements outlined above under the heading “Shell Companies.”  Until those requirements have been satisfied, any resales of our shares of common stock must be made in compliance with the provisions of the exemption from registration under the Securities Act provided in Section 4(1) thereof, applicable to persons other than “an issuer, underwriter or a dealer.”  That will require that such shares of common stock be sold in “routine trading transactions,” which would include compliance with substantially all of the requirements of Rule 144, including the availability of “current public information” about us as required by subparagraph (c) (1) or (c)(2) of Rule 144, regardless of the Rule’s availability; and such resales may be limited to our non-affiliates.  It has been the position of the SEC that the Section 4(1) exemption is not available for the resale of any securities of an issuer that is or was a shell company, by directors, executive officers, promoters or founders or their transferees.  See NASD Regulation, Inc., CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter, 1990-2000 Decisions, Paragraph No. 77,681, the so-called “Worm-Wulff Letter.”  The current position of the SEC that is contained in Securities Act Release No. 33-8899, effective February 15, 2008, and that codified the position of the SEC set forth in the Worm-Wulff Letter and revised Rule 144 as outlined above, is that Rule 144 now defines what resales can be made under Section 4(1) of the Securities Act, and with limited exceptions, which are set forth in footnote 172 of that Release, shares of shell companies must be sold in compliance with Rule 144(i) that is quoted above.


Holders


We currently have 42 stockholders, not including an indeterminate number who may hold shares in “street name.”


Dividends


We have not declared any cash dividends with respect to our common stock, and do not intend to declare dividends in the foreseeable future.  Our future dividend policy cannot be ascertained with any certainty, and if and until we determine to engage in any business or we complete any acquisition, reorganization or merger, no such policy will be formulated.  There are no material restrictions limiting, or that are likely to limit, our ability to pay dividends on our securities.


Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans


Plan Category

Number of Securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights

Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights

Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans excluding securities reflected in column (a)

 

(a)

(b)

(c)

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

None

None

None

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

None

None

None

Total

None

None

None


Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities; Use of Proceeds from Registered Securities


During the last three years, we have not issued any unregistered securities.


Use of Proceeds of Registered Securities


There were no proceeds received during the calendar year ended December 31, 2010, from the sale of registered securities.


Purchases of Equity Securities by Us and Affiliated Purchasers


During the last three fiscal years, there were no purchases of any equity securities of ours by us or any person on our behalf; nor were there any purchases of our equity securities by any affiliate of ours during the last three fiscal years.




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ITEM 6:  SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA


Not required for smaller reporting companies.


ITEM 7:  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


Forward-looking Statements


Statements made in this Annual Report, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements with respect to the goals, plan objectives, intentions, expectations, financial condition, results of operations, future performance and our business, including, without limitation, (i) our ability to raise capital, and (ii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “targets” or similar expressions.


Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors (many of which are beyond our control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including the following, general economic or industry conditions, nationally and/or in the communities in which we may conduct business, changes in the interest rate environment, legislation or regulatory requirements, conditions of the securities markets, our ability to raise capital, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, financial or political instability, acts of war or terrorism, other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technical factors affecting our current or potential business and related matters.


Accordingly, results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results in these statements.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.  We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.


Plan of Operation


Our plan of operation for the next 12 months is to: (i)consider guidelines of industries in which we may have an interest; (ii) adopt a business plan regarding engaging in the business of any selected industry; and (iii) to commence such operations through funding and/or the acquisition of a “going concern” engaged in any industry selected.


During the next 12 months, our only foreseeable cash requirements will relate to maintaining our good standing; the payment of our SEC reporting filing expenses, including associated legal and accounting fees; costs incident to reviewing or investigating any potential business venture; and maintaining our good standing as a corporation in our state of organization.  We anticipate that these funds will be provided to us in the form of loans from Michael Vardakis, our current President.  There are no written agreements requiring Mr. Vardakis to provide these cash resources; and to the extent funds are provided, such funds will bear no interest and will be due on demand.  As of the date of this Annual Report, we have not actively begun to seek any business or acquisition candidate.




9



Liquidity and Capital Resources


We have no current cash resources.  See our Plan of Operation above for information about our reliance on our President, Michael Vardakis, for present funding requirements.


Results of Operations


Year Ended December 31, 2010, Compared to Year Ended December 31, 2009


We had no material operations during the year ended December 31, 2010, and we have no material operations as of the date of this Annual Report.  General and administrative expenses were $18,050 for the December 31, 2010, year end, compared to $18,664 for the December 31, 2009, year end.  We had interest expense of $3,535 for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to $2,539 for the previous year.  We had a net loss of $21,585 for the year ended December 31, 2010, compared to a net loss of $21,203 for the year ended December 31, 2009.  Most all of these expenses were legal and accounting fees related to the preparation and filing of reports with the SEC under the Exchange Act; or related to our OTCBB quotations of our common stock.


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements


We had no off-balance sheet arrangements of any kind for the year ended December 31, 2010.


ITEM 7A:  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK


Not required for smaller reporting companies.


ITEM 8:  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA



GULF & ORIENT

STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.


AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


For the Years Ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the

Period of May 9, 1996 (Inception) to December 31, 2010




10





CONTENTS




PAGE


REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

12


BALANCE SHEETS

13


STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

14


STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

15


STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

16


NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

17





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[Child Van Wagoner & Bradshaw, PPLC letterhead]


REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM



To The Board of Directors and Stockholders

Gulf & Orient Steamship Company, Ltd.

Salt Lake City, UT


 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheets of Gulf & Orient Steamship Company, Ltd.  (a development stage company) (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the related statements of operations, changes in stockholders' deficit, and cash flows for the years then ended, and for the period from May 9, 1996 (date of inception) through December 31, 2010. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.     


We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States of America).  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.


In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2010 and 2009, and the results of its operations and cash flows for the years then ended, and for the period from May 9, 1996 (date of inception) through December 31, 2010, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.


The accompanying financial statements referred to above have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern.  As discussed in Note 6 to the financial statements, the Company has recurring losses and has not generated revenues from its planned principal operations.  These factors raise substantial doubt that the Company will be able to continue as a going concern.  The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.



/s/ Child, Van Wagoner & Bradshaw, PLLC

Certified Public Accountants

Salt Lake City, Utah

March 29, 2011





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GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


BALANCE SHEETS





 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2010

 

2009

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

  Cash

$

29

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

     TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

29

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$

29

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

  Cash drawn in excess of bank balance

$

-

$

330

  Accounts payable

 

87,637

 

79,229

  Notes and advances payable - related parties (Note 4)

 

77,043

 

63,507

 

 

 

 

 

     TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

164,680

 

143,066

 

 

 

 

 

     TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

164,680

 

143,066

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, no par value, non-voting,

 

 

 

 

  5,000,000 shares authorized; 0 shares issued

 

 

 

 

  and outstanding

 

-

 

 -

Common stock, no par value, 50,000,000

 

 

 

 

  shares authorized; 1,719,093 shares issued

 

 

 

 

  and outstanding

 

             11,781

 

          11,781

Deficit accumulated during development stage

 

         (176,432)

 

      (154,847)

 

 

 

 

 

     TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

         (164,651)

 

      (143,066)

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

$

29

$

-







See Notes to Audited Financial Statements.



13



GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS




 

 

 

 

 

 

Period of

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 1996

 

 

For the

 

(Date of

 

 

Years Ended

 

Inception) to

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

$

-

$

-

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  General and administrative expenses

 

18,050

 

18,664

 

156,074

      Total Expenses

 

18,050

 

18,664

 

156,074

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Income and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest expense

 

3,535

 

2,539

 

15,388

      Total Other Income and Expenses

 

3,535

 

2,539

 

15,388

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    LOSS BEFORE TAXES

 

  (21,585)

 

  (21,203)

 

  (171,462)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Provision for Income taxes

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    NET LOSS

$

 (21,585)

$

 (21,203)

$

   (171,462)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net (loss) per weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

  average common share outstanding

$

(0.01)

$

(0.01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common

 

 

 

 

 

 

  shares outstanding

 

1,719,093

 

1,719,093

 

 



















See Notes to Audited Financial Statements.



14



GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Period of May 9, 1996 (Inception) to December 31, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During

 

 Total

 

Preferred Stock

 

Common Stock

 

Development

 

Stockholders'

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Stage

 

Deficit

Balances at May 9, 1996 (inception)

             -

$

-

 

-

$

-

$

                  -

 

-

   Issuance of stock for cash at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      $.01 per share May 16, 1996

  300,000

 

   3,000

 

              -

 

-

 

                  -

 

3,000

   Issuances of stock to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      for cash at $.0005 per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      May 31, 1996

             -

 

-

 

1,621,000

 

      811

 

                  -

 

811

   Stock cancelled

(300,000)

 

 (3,000)

 

              -

 

   3,000

 

                  -

 

 

   Net loss for the period

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

          -

 

         (5,636)

 

(5,636)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 1996

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

         (5,636)

 

(1,825)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

             -

 

           -

 

         (5,699)

 

(5,699)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 1997

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (11,335)

 

(7,524)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (3,995)

 

(3,995)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 1998

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (15,330)

 

(11,519)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (4,055)

 

(4,055)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 1999

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (19,385)

 

(15,574)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            (147)

 

(147)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2000

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (19,532)

 

(15,721)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (2,896)

 

(2,896)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2001

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (22,428)

 

(18,617)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (2,861)

 

(2,861)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2002

             -

 

           -

 

1,621,000

 

   3,811

 

       (25,289)

 

(21,478)

   Issuance of stock for services at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      $.01 per share April 9, 2003

             -

 

           -

 

     50,000

 

      500

 

                  -

 

500

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (8,449)

 

(8,449)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2003

             -

 

           -

 

1,671,000

 

   4,311

 

       (33,738)

 

(29,427)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

         (9,385)

 

(9,385)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2004

             -

 

           -

 

1,671,000

 

   4,311

 

       (43,123)

 

(38,812)

   Purchase and cancel treasury stock

-

 

-

 

(59,050)

 

(30)

 

(4,970)

 

(5,000)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

          -

 

       (12,417)

 

(12,417)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2005

             -

 

           -

 

1,611,950

 

   4,281

 

       (60,510)

 

(56,229)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

       (31,026)

 

(31,026)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2006

             -

 

           -

 

1,611,950

 

   4,281

 

       (91,536)

 

(87,255)

   Issuance of stock to retire debt

             -

 

           -

 

   107,143

 

   7,500

 

                  -

 

7,500

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

       (22,394)

 

(22,394)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2007

             -

 

           -

 

1,719,093

 

 11,781

 

     (113,930)

 

(102,149)

   Net loss for the year

             -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

       (19,714)

 

(19,714)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2008

             -

 

           -

 

1,719,093

 

 11,781

 

     (133,644)

 

(121,863)

   Net loss for the year

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(21,203)

 

(21,203)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at December 31, 2009

-

 

-

 

1,719,093

 

11,781

 

(154,847)

 

(143,066)

   Net loss for the year

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(21,585)

 

(21,585)

Balances at December 31, 2010

-

$

-

 

1,719,093

$

11,781

$

(176,432)

$

(164.651)

 

See Notes to Audited Financial Statements.



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GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS


 

 

 

 

 

 

Period of

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 1996

 

 

For the

 

(Date of

 

 

Years Ended

 

inception) to

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

2010

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Net loss

$

(21,585)

$

(21,203)

$

 (171,462)

   Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net

 

 

 

 

 

 

     cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Issuance of common stock for payment of expenses

 

-

 

-

 

              500

Changes in operating liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Increase in accounts payable

 

8,408

 

13,607

 

87,637

  Increase in accrued interest, notes payable - related parties

 

3,536

 

2,539

 

15,389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

     (9,641)

 

    (5,057)

 

  (67,936)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Decrease in checks drawn in excess of bank balance

 

(330)

 

-

 

(330)

  Increase in checks drawn in excess of bank balance

 

-

 

330

 

330

  Proceeds from notes payable - related parties

 

10,000

 

4,720

 

69,154

  Issuance of common stock for cash

 

-

 

-

 

          3,811

  Purchase treasury stock

 

-

 

-

 

        (5,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

9,670

 

5,050

 

67,965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH

 

29

 

(7)

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

 

-

 

7

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   CASH AT END OF PERIOD

$

29

$

-

$

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW DISCLOSURES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Interest

$

-

$

-

$

-

  Income taxes

$

-

$

-

$

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of 107,143 shares of common stock for debt settlement

$

-

$

-

 

7,500




See Notes to Audited Financial Statements.



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GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

December 31, 2010 and 2009


NOTE 1:

SUMMARY OF HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES


Nature of Operations


The Company was incorporated in the State of Colorado on May 9, 1996.  The Company originally intended to engage in the business of marine transportation.  These plans did not materialize, and the Company is currently considering alternative business opportunities.


Development Stage Company


The financial statements present the Company as a development stage company in accordance with ASC Topic 915 (SFAS No. 7), “Accounting and Reporting by Development Stage Enterprises,” because of its short operating history and minimal operations.  


Income Taxes


The Company utilizes the liability method of accounting for income taxes as set forth in ASC Topic 740 (SFAS No. 109), “Accounting for Income Taxes.”  Under the liability method, deferred taxes are determined based on the difference between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect in the years in which the differences are expected to reverse.  An allowance against deferred tax assets is recorded when it is more likely than not that such tax benefits will not be realized.


Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Cash and Cash Equivalents


For purposes of reporting cash flows, the Company considers all highly-liquid debt instruments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.


Revenue Recognition


The Company plans to recognize revenue when the following four conditions are present: (1) persuasive evidence of an agreement exists, (2) the price is fixed or determinable, (3) delivery has occurred or services are rendered, and (4) collection is reasonably assured.


Income (Loss) Per Common Share


Income (Loss) per common share is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the periods presented.  The Company has no potentially dilutive securities, such as convertible preferred stock, options, or warrants, outstanding during the periods presented.  Accordingly, basic and dilutive loss per common share are the same.


Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements


The Company has reviewed recently issued, but not yet adopted, accounting standards in order to determine their effects, if any, on its results of operations, financial position or cash flows.  Based on that review, the Company believes that none of these pronouncements will have a significant effect on its financial statements.





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GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

December 31, 2010 and 2009


NOTE 2:

INCOME TAXES


At December 31, 2010, the Company had a net operating loss carryover of $171,462 which expires from 2011 to 2030.


However, due to the fact that the Company has had a change in control, the loss will most likely never be utilized.


At December 31, 2010, the Company had a deferred tax asset in the amount of $58,297.  The amount has been reserved 100% due to the Company’s history of losses.


The increase in the valuation allowance was $7,339 and $7,209 for the periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.


Components of income tax are as follows:


 

 

Periods Ended

December 31,

 

 

2010

 

2009

Current

 

 

 

 

Federal

$

-

$

-

State

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

Deferred

 

-

 

-

 

$

-

$

-


A reconciliation of the provision for income tax expense with the expected income tax computed by applying the federal statutory income tax to income before provision for income taxes is as follows:


 

 

Periods  Ended

December 31,

 

 

2010

 

2009

Income tax computed at

 

 

 

 

Federal statutory tax rate of 34%

$

(7,339)

$

(7,209)

Deferred taxes and other

 

7,339

 

7,209

State taxes (net of federal benefit)

 

-

 

-

 

$

-

$

-


The Company complies with the provisions of uncertain tax positions as addressed in ASC 740-10-65-1. As a result of the implementation of ASC 740-10-65-1, the Company recognized approximately no increase in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits.  The Company has no tax position at December 31, 2010 for which the ultimate deductibility is highly certain but for which there is uncertainty about the timing of such deductibility. The Company recognizes interest accrued related to unrecognized tax benefits in interest expense and penalties in operating expenses. No such interest or penalties were recognized during the periods presented. The Company had no accruals for interest and penalties at December 31, 2010. The Company’s utilization of any net operating loss carry forward may be unlikely as a result of its intended development stage activities.


NOTE 3:

COMMITMENTS, CONTINGENCIES AND LEGAL MATTERS


Management of the Company has conducted a diligent search and concluded that there were no commitments, contingencies, or legal matters pending at the balance sheet dates that have not been disclosed.



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GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.

(A Development Stage Company)


NOTES TO AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)

December 31, 2010 and 2009


NOTE 4:

NOTES PAYABLE - RELATED PARTIES


At December 31, 2010, the Company owed $77,043 to related parties for money advanced to the Company or expenses paid on behalf of the Company; $31,734 is non-interest bearing, $2,600 bears annual interest at 24%, $1,000 bears annual interest at 18%, $20,020 bears annual interest at 9%, $2,800 bears annual interest at 10%, and $3,500 bears annual interest at 7%.  The Company received proceeds from these related parties of $10,000 and $4,720 during the periods ended December 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively, and did not make any repayments during those periods.  Total principal and accrued interest at December 31, 2010 was $61,654 and $15,389, respectively, resulting in total payable balance of $77,043.


During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company converted two notes into its common stock. One note for $5,000 was due on October 13, 2005 and accrued a total interest of $2,500 on that date.  This note was converted to common stock at $.07 per share for 71,429 shares.  The $2,500 interest on the note is still outstanding and is included in the note payable balance at December 31, 2010.


A second note for $2,500 was converted to common stock during the year ended December 31, 2007 at $.07 per share for 35,714 shares. Accrued interest on the note was not converted and is included in the note payable balance at December 31, 2010.


NOTE 5:

STOCK TRANSACTIONS


Shortly after inception in May 1996, the Company raised $811 from various individuals from the sale of its common stock.  A Form “D” was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to report the sales.  $3,000 was also raised from the sale of preferred stock, which was later cancelled during an ownership change of the Company.  50,000 shares of common stock were issued in 2003 for services valued at $500.


The preferred stock has the following preferences: [a] the stock is non-voting; [b] holders of the stock have the right to receive a mandatory dividend of 10% of the Company’s adjusted gross profit as reflected on the annual tax return, and the dividend is to be paid within ten days of the filing of the tax return (to date no dividends have been required to be paid); [c] upon dissolution or winding up of the Company, 10% of the Company’s assets shall be distributed to the holders of the preferred stock prior to division and distribution of assets to the holders of the Company’s common stock.


In April 2005, the Company purchased and cancelled 59,050 shares of its common stock.  The Company paid $5,000 for the shares.


In March 2007, the Company converted two notes totaling $7,500 into 107,143 shares of its common stock (Note 4).


NOTE 6:

GOING CONCERN


The Company’s financial statements have been presented on the basis that it is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  At December 31, 2010, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $176,432 and a working capital deficit of $164,651.


The Company’s continued existence is dependent on its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to cover operating expenses and to invest in future operations.  Management is actively pursuing possible business opportunities.  The Company will look to related parties to fund continuing operations until a suitable business opportunity is identified.


NOTE 7:  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS


The Company has evaluated events from December 31, 2010, through the date whereupon the financial statements were issued and has determined that there are no additional items to disclose.




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ITEM 9:  CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE


None; not applicable.


ITEM 9A:  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES


Our management, with the participation of our principal executive and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report.  Based on that evaluation, our President who is also deemed to be our acting CFO, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by the Annual Report were effective and that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our President and our acting CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.  A controls system cannot provide absolute assurance, however, that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.


Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act).  Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.


Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements.  Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving their control objectives.


Our management, with the participation of the President, who is our acting CFO, evaluated the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting as of December 31, 2010.  In making this assessment, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”) in Internal Control – Integrated Framework.  Based on this evaluation, our management, with the participation of the President and acting CFO, concluded that, as of December 31, 2010, our internal controls over financial reporting were effective.


This Annual Report does not include an attestation report of our registered public accounting firm regarding our internal controls over financial reporting.  Management’s report was not subject to attestation by our registered public accounting firm pursuant to rules of the SEC that permit us to provide only management’s report in this Annual Report.


Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting


There have been no changes in internal control over financial reporting.


ITEM 9B:  OTHER INFORMATION


None; not applicable.


PART III


ITEM 10:  DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE


Identification of Directors and Executive Officers


Our executive officers and directors and their respective ages, positions and biographical information are set forth below.


Name

Positions Held

Date of Election or Designation

Date of Termination or Resignation

Michael Vardakis

President &

03/03

*

 

Director

03/03

*

Melissa Ladakis

Secretary

06/96

*

 

Treasurer

06/96

*

 

Director

06/96

*


*

These persons presently serve in the capacities indicated.




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Background and Business Experience


Michael Vardakis, age 45, has served as our President and director since March 6, 2003.  Mr. Vardakis has served as a director for Han Logistics, Inc. since January 1, 2005, as Secretary and a director and Treasurer of Asyst Corporation from 2001 to 2004 and as President and Treasurer and a director of Syntony Group, Inc., from March 20, 2003 to April 12, 2004.  Since 1991, he has been employed as a salesman, and served as the Secretary, for AAA Jewelry & Loan, Inc. (“AAA Jewelry & Loan”), of Salt Lake City, Utah, a closely-held pawn brokerage business managed and co-owned by Terry S. Pantelakis, Mr. Vardakis’ father-in- law.  Since 1994, Mr. Vardakis has served as an executive officer, a director and a controlling shareholder of Michael Angelo Jewelers, Inc. (“Michael Angelo Jewelers”), of Salt Lake City, Utah, a closely-held retail jewelry business that he founded together with Angelo Vardakis, his brother.  He was a manager and a 50% owner of M.N.V. Holdings, LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a real estate holding company, from July 1997 until April 2002; and since November 1997, Mr. Vardakis has been a manager and a member of M.H.A., LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a closely- held investment company co-owned together with his brother, Angelo Vardakis, among others.  Since June 1996, Mr. Vardakis has served as a director and a controlling shareholder of TMV Holdings, Inc. (“TMV Holdings”), of Sparks, Nevada, an investment company that he co-owns with Vincent Lombardi.  He has also been a manager and a member of two Salt Lake City, Utah, real estate holding companies, V Financial, LLC, and BNO, LLC, since December 1999 and January 1997, respectively.  He attended the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 1983 through 1984.


Melissa Ladakis, age 40, has served as our Secretary/Treasurer and director since June 28, 1996.  Ms. Ladakis has served from 2002 until present as President of The Paper Lady, Inc.  She graduated from the University of Utah in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.


Previous Blank Check or Shell Company Experience


Name of Company

Date of Filing

File Number

Status

Amazon Biotech Inc. fka Asyst Corp.


7/19/1999


000-26753


Not Current

Michael Vardakis was an officer until March of 2004.

 

 

 

Pulmo Biotech fka Acorn Acquisition Corp. fka Syntony Group, Inc.

4/12/2004

000-50678

Not Current

Michael Vardakis was an officer until 7/10/2006

 

 

 

Defense Industries International, Inc. fka Pawnbrokers Exchange, Inc.

3/27/2000

000-30105

Current

Michael Vardakis was President and director until 3/25/2002

 

 

 


Significant Employees


We do not employ any non-officers who are expected to make a significant contribution to our business.


Family Relationships


There are no family relationships between Michael Vardakis and Melissa Ladakis.


Involvement in Other Public Companies Registered Under the Exchange Act


Michael Vardakis is a director in Han Logistics, Inc.  This entity file reports with the SEC under Section 13 of the Exchange Act.


Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings


During the past ten years, none of our present or former directors, executive officers or persons nominated to become directors or executive officers:


(1) A petition under the Federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law was filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer was appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he was a general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing;



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(2) Such person was convicted in a criminal proceeding or is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);


(3) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from, or otherwise limiting, the following activities:


(i) Acting as a futures commission merchant, introducing broker, commodity trading advisor, commodity pool operator, floor broker, leverage transaction merchant, any other person regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or an associated person of any of the foregoing, or as an investment adviser, underwriter, broker or dealer in securities, or as an affiliated person, director or employee of any investment company, bank, savings and loan association or insurance company, or engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with such activity;


(ii) Engaging in any type of business practice; or


(iii) Engaging in any activity in connection with the purchase or sale of any security or commodity or in connection with any violation of Federal or State securities laws or Federal commodities laws;


(4) Such person was the subject of any order, judgment or decree, not subsequently reversed,

suspended or vacated, of any Federal or State authority barring, suspending or otherwise limiting for more than 60 days the right of such person to engage in any activity described in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section, or to be associated with persons engaged in any such activity;


(5) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commission to have violated any Federal or State securities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended, or vacated;


(6) Such person was found by a court of competent jurisdiction in a civil action or by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated any Federal commodities law, and the judgment in such civil action or finding by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has not been subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated;


(7) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any Federal or State judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of:


(i) Any Federal or State securities or commodities law or regulation; or


(ii) Any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order; or


(iii) Any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or


(8) Such person was the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(26))), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1(a)(29))), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.


Promoters and control persons.


See the heading “Transactions with Related Persons” in Part III, Item 13, below.


Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act


Our shares of common stock are registered under the Exchange Act, and therefore our officers, directors and holders of more than 10% of our outstanding shares are subject to the provisions of Section 16(a) which requires them to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of common stock and our other equity securities.  Officers, directors and greater than 10% beneficial owners are required by SEC regulations to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) reports they file.  Based solely upon our review during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, there were no reports required to be filed.


Code of Ethics


We have adopted a Code of Ethics for our principal executive and financial officers.  Our Code of Ethics was filed as an Exhibit to our Form 10-SB Registration Statement, and is attached hereto in Part IV, Item 15.




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Corporate Governance


Nominating Committee


We have not established a Nominating Committee because of our limited operations; and because we have only two directors and executive officers, we believe that we are able to effectively manage the issues normally considered by a Nominating Committee.  Following the entry into any business combination or the completion of any acquisition, merger or reorganization, a further review of this issue will no doubt be necessitated and undertaken by new management.


Audit Committee


We have not established an Audit Committee because of our limited operations; and because we have only two directors and executive officers, we believe that we are able to effectively manage the issues normally considered by an Audit Committee.  Following the entry into any business combination or the completion of any acquisition, merger or reorganization, a further review of this issue will no doubt be necessitated and undertaken by new management.


ITEM 11:  EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION



SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE


Name and Principal Position

(a)

Year




(b)

Salary

($)



(c)

Bonus

($)



(d)

Stock Awards

($)


(e)

Option Awards

($)


(f)

Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation

($)

(g)

Nonqualified  Deferred Compensation

($)

(h)

All Other Compensation

($)


(i)

Total

Earnings

($)


(j)

Michael Vardakis President and Director

12/31/2010

12/31/2009

12/31/2008

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melissa Ladakis Sec/Treas. and Director

12/31/2010

12/31/2009

12/31/2008

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End


Option Awards

Stock Awards

Name

Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Exercisable

Number of Securities underlying Unexercised Options (#) Unexercisable

Equity Incentive Plan Awards Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options (#)

Option Exercise Price

($)

Option Expiration Date

Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested (#)

Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested

($)

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Vested Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested (#)

Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested ($)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

(i)

(j)

Michael Vardakis

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Melissa Ladakis

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None




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Compensation of Directors


Name

Fees Earned or Paid in Cash ($)

Stock Awards ($)

Option Awards ($)

Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($)

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings ($)

All Other Compensation ($)

Total ($)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

(h)

Michael Vardakis

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Melissa Ladakis

None

None

None

None

None

None

None


ITEM 12:  SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS


Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners


The following tables set forth the share holdings of those persons who were principal shareholders of our common stock.


Ownership of Principal Shareholders

Title Of Class

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

Amount and Nature of Beneficial Owner

Percent of Class

Common

Vincent Lombardi

755 East Greg Street #25

Sparks, Nevada 89431

766,975

44.62%

Common

Michael Vardakis

601 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

762,475

44.35%

Totals

 

1,529,450

88.96%


Security Ownership of Management


The following table sets forth the share holdings of our directors and executive officers as of December 31, 2010:


Ownership of Officers and Directors

Title of Class

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

Amount and Nature of Beneficial Owner

Percent of Class

Common

Michael Vardakis

601 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

762,475

44.35%

Common

Melissa Ladakis

601 South Street

Salt Lake City, Utah

84111

0

0

Totals

 

762,475

44.35%


Changes in Control


There are no present arrangements or pledges of our securities which may result in a change in control of us.  




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Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans


Equity Compensation Plan Information


Plan Category

Number of Securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights

Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights

Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans excluding securities reflected in column (a)

 

(a)

(b)

(c)

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders

 

 

 

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

 

 

 

Total

None

None

None


ITEM 13:  CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTORS INDEPENDENCE


Transactions with Related Persons


At December 31, 2010, we owed $77,043 to related parties for money advanced to us or expenses paid on behalf of us. $31,734 is non-interest bearing and is owed to Michael Vardakis and Vincent Lombardi; $2,600 bears annual interest at 24% and is owed to International Publications (owned by Michael Vardakis); $1,000 bears annual interest at 18% and is owed to Angelo Vardakis; $20,020 bears annual interest at 9% and is owed to Michael Vardakis, Angelo Vardakis and Jack Turner; $2,800 bears interest at 10% and is owed to Michael Vardakis; and $3,500 bears annual interest at 7% and is owed to Michael Vardakis.  We received proceeds from these related parties of $10,000 and $4,720 during the years ended December 31, 2010, and 2009, respectively, and did not make any repayments during those years. Total principal and accrued interest at December 31, 2010, was $61,655 and $15,388, respectively, resulting in total payable balance of $77,043.


Promoters and Certain Control Persons


See the heading “Transactions with Related Persons” above.


Parents of the Smaller Reporting Company


We have no parents.


Director Independence


We do not have any independent directors serving on our Board of Directors, and we are not required to have independent directors.


ITEM 14:  PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES


The following is a summary of the fees billed to us by our principal accountants during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2010, and 2009:


Fee Category

 

2010

 

2009

Audit Fees

  $

7,750

 

$

7,250

Audit-related Fees

  $

0

 

$

0

Tax Fees

  $

600

 

$

600

All Other Fees

  $

0

 

$

0

Total Fees

  $

8,350

 

$

7,850


Audit Fees - Consists of fees for professional services rendered by our principal accountants for the audit of our annual financial statements and review of the financial statements included in our Forms 10-Q or services that are normally provided by our principal accountants in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements.


Audit-related Fees - Consists of fees for assurance and related services by our principal accountants that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our financial statements and are not reported under “Audit fees.”


Tax Fees - Consists of fees for professional services rendered by our principal accountants for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning.



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All Other Fees - Consists of fees for products and services provided by our principal accountants, other than the services reported under “Audit fees,” “Audit-related fees,” and “Tax fees” above.


Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Auditors


We have not adopted an Audit Committee; therefore, there is no Audit Committee policy in this regard. However, we do require approval in advance of the performance of professional services to be provided to us by our principal accountant. Additionally, all services rendered by our principal accountant are performed pursuant to a written engagement letter between us and the principal accountant.


PART IV


ITEM 15:  EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES


(a)(1)(2)    Financial Statements.  See our audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010, contained in Part II, Item 8, above, which are incorporated herein by this reference.


(a)(3)         Exhibits.  The following exhibits are filed as part of this Annual Report:


Exhibit 3.1               Articles of Incorporation Filed May 9, 1996.


Exhibit 3.2               By-Laws.


Exhibit 14

Code of Ethics.

 

Exhibit 31.1

Certification of Michael Vardakis, our President, pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


Exhibit 31.2

Certification of Melissa Ladakis, our Secretary/Treasurer, pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


Exhibit 32

Certification of Michael Vardakis and Melissa Ladakis pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.



SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.


Date:

March 31, 2011

 

By:

/s/Michael Vardakis

 

 

 

 

Michael Vardakis

 

 

 

 

President and Director


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.


GULF & ORIENT STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.


Date:

March 31, 2011

 

By:

/s/Michael Vardakis

 

 

 

 

Michael Vardakis

 

 

 

 

President and Director


Date:

March 31, 2011

 

By:

/s/Melissa Ladakis

 

 

 

 

Melissa Ladakis

 

 

 

 

Secretary, Treasurer and Director




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