Maritime Cruise updates

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    http://www.sunymaritime.edu/About Maritime/Summer Sea Term/index.aspx

    Welcome back to the NY Maritime Cadets from training cruise- The TS Empire State VI will be pulling into Ft Schuyler at 10am. The ship has visited Ireland, Spain, Greece, Malta and France this summer.
    Meanwhile out on the left coast- Cal Maritime - TS Golden Bear left Pusan Korea today bound for Seattle http://www.cma-virtualftv.org/2010/?p=201

    I can think of a lot worse ways to spend a summer! College education should include some adventure and a departure from your personal comfort zone developed during those 18 years at home with Mom and Dad- it certainly has for these cadets:thumb:
     
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    On Sunday 1/9/11 the Mass Maritime Training Ship TS Kennedy set sail for the annual training cruise. Ports of call this winter include: Vera Cruz, Mexico; Bridgetown, Barbados; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. I wish you fair winds and following seas - (you got out of Massachusetts just in time to miss the blizzard tomorrow:wink:).
    http://www.maritime.edu/seaterm/
     
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    The TS Kennedy missed the storm by a whisker but it was a miserable day for departure. Had some rough seas into Charlston from the storm. Hope they are having better weather on the way south. Currently almost to the Straits of Florida. Then Tampa Bay and straight run to Veracruz.
     
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    Now on the way to Veracruz after "Sunday at Sea" with grilled lunch and steak dinner on the helicopter deck. Agreed, not a bad way to spend the winter.:thumb: My money at work!

    http://www.maritime.edu/seaterm/
     
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    And today they are in Barbado's while here in Massachusetts- the weatherman tells me that on top of the 4-1/2+ feet of snow already sitting on the ground (we've had 70" so far since Christmas) it's going to snow , then freezing rain, then snow again. Mass Maritime - I salute you on excellent timing!
    In all seriousness- it sounds like some great training and fantastic experiences for Cadets aboard the TS Kennedy.
     
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    Last Port of Call and on the way home:

    http://www.maritime.edu/seaterm/

    Nice way to spend the winter on a Academy Plan B with some ROTC, OCS and Marine Candidate School as a future commissioning source. All Academy applicants should consider a Maritime Academy as a Plan B. Not often looked at enough for those planning military commission or second application. They have the same course load as a cadet/mid and the military lifestile can only help. Like NAPS but with more practicle experience.
     
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