Mass Maritime Article

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Nice article and good picture. Kennedy is in NY for retrofit. Maritimes are a good backup.
     
  3. deepdraft1

    deepdraft1 Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited

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    Maybe even a good primary choice..
    California Maritime Academy has state of the art classroom and lab facilities which include simulators for bridge, marine steam and diesel plants, GMDSS, Radar/ARPA/ECDIS and liquid and gas cargo handling.

    http://www.csum.edu/web/industry/simulation-center
    http://www.csum.edu/web/conference-services/laboratory-building
    http://www.csum.edu/web/conference-services/rizza-auditorium
    http://www.csum.edu/web/conference-services/peachman-hall
    http://www.csum.edu/web/conference-services/tech-center

    The campus has modern residence halls, a soon to be constructed dining facility and recently refurbished athletic field complex. A new athletic center with an indoor gymnasium and an outdoor pool and aquatic survival training center is also in the works.

    http://www.csum.edu/web/about/dining-center-groundbreaking
    http://www.csum.edu/web/campus-life/mcallister-hall
    http://www.csum.edu/web/campus-life/lower-residence
    http://www.csum.edu/web/conference-services/new-gym

    The school also has a modern and well equipped training ship.

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  4. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    DeepDraft- I think that you are right- all of the Maritime Schools are excellent places to enter the service from as well as excellent launch pads for careers in the Maritime, Engineering or Environmental management fields. I am most familiar with Massachusetts and NewYork, (and I believe that AF6872 has a son at Mass Maritime now) but all of them have solid reputations in all of those fields. If you happen to be interested in going to Sea- or merely in a school with a structured approach to learning in a college with small classes, lots of hands on learning and the opportunity to travel to ports across the Atlantic; Pacific and Caribbean, then I would strongly urge someone to check out one of the State Maritime Academies. Those are:
    -SUNY Maritime College at Ft Schuyler (The Bronx)-NYC, NY
    -Maine Maritime Academy- Castine, ME
    -Massachusetts Maritime Academy- Buzzards Bay, MA
    -California Maritime Academy- Vallejo, CA
    -Texas Maritime Academy (Texas A&M -Galveston) Galveston, TX
    -Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City MI)- (This is a much newer and smaller school than others and I don't know much about GLMA- anyone with any insight about life there - please post some information for us!)
     
  5. deepdraft1

    deepdraft1 Master, Ocean Steam or Motor Vessels, unlimited

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    Absolutely!!:thumb:
    I retired after 34 years going to sea. I went from sailing 3rd Mate to commanding a number of ships for two major west coast steamship companies. CMA prepared me incredible well for my career. By the way, the great majority of the officers I sailed with were from the state schools or Calhoun Marine Engineering School. The Calhoun School no longer has an original licensing program but the school still offers continuing marine engineering education.
     
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    Spent the past year at Maine Maritime and absolutely loved it. Strongly considered staying there even after I got my appointment to USNA. The NROTC unit on campus is really small, but really great. There's also the Strategic Sealift Officer's Program (I THINK they're at most if not all of the maritimes) for those that might be interested in a commission into the Navy Reserves.
     
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    As Backup I didn't mean Maritimes were a second class school. Believe me my Son is getting more below deck and hands on engineering than he would ever get at any Military Academy with a lot of Sea time and a great education included. I meant it as a backup for a Commissioning route if you don't get an Admission Appointment to an Academy and might want another route to direct Commission or OCS. Like to see a Firstie run an overhead welding bead, stand a watch in the engine room at 120 degrees, work a drill press to make a needed part (the hardware store isn't around the corner) or fix a refrigeration unit: Then cross the line and become a shellback.thumb:

    http://www.usmm.org/hires/usmmblue.pdf
     
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