Training Cruise NY Maritime

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    The TS Empire State VI left Ft Schuyler -The Bronx on May 9th for 90 Days at sea - they docked in the Azores last night. Other Ports include Gibraltar, Liverpool and Reykavik Iceland. If you are interested in following the cruise- this blog will keep you up to speed :
    http://lucelibrary.blogspot.com/

    I can think of worse ways to spend the summer:thumb:

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    Fair winds and calm seas to all the SUNY Maritime Cadets sailing. Looks like a great trip. I always wanted to go to Iceland, so I'm very jealous. Have a great time.

    Thanks Bruno for posting the link. Maine Maritime also left last week I believe.
     
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    It was kind of funny, I first heard about this from a friend of mine from Maine Maritime when the State of Maine was in Galveston last week. A few Maine Maritime Midshipmen cruised with SUNY instead of MMA, so they heard about it pretty quick through them. Couldn't find any news about it whatsoever until a day or two after. Amazing how fast news travels when you're dealing with a bunch of college kids with cell phones.
     
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    The Captain must have had murder on his mind for the harbor pilot and Tugboat in the Azores :eek: but they completed their inspection and the Empire State is again underway enroute to Iceland.

    BTW- one of the reasons that I follow NY Maritime is this picture which is on the masthead of their web site. My dad has this same picture which was taken while he was a cadet at Ft Schuyler.
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    His cruises were on the Empire State II or as he called it: "The Empty State" (the current ship is the Empire State IV) . I still enjoy looking at his old year books and trying to imagine my Dad as a young 19- 22 year old Cadet/Midshipman. He had good times on those cruises and he still has a lot of good friends- classmates and shipmates from those days way more than a half century ago. I think that you could do a lot worse for your college years than the experience you gain as a cadet at one of the Maritime Academies.
     
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