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Great Lakes Maritime Academy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 16, 2014

Established in 1969, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, Michigan, is the youngest of the six state maritime academies in the United States. Like the others, it educates and trains individuals for careers as officers in the US Merchant Marine.

SINKEX

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 31, 2012

The United States Navy disposes of many of its old, obsolete, and decommissioned warships by sinking them in deep ocean waters. This practice, called a sinking exercise or SINKEX, involves removing toxic and hazardous substances to the maximum practicable extent…

Texas Maritime Academy

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 9, 2014

Texas A&M University (originally the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Texas) has two campuses: College Station and Galveston. Texas A&M University at Galveston is home to the Texas Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies in the United States.

SS Vestris

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 27, 2012

The SS Vestris was built in Belfast and launched on 16 May 1912. Unlike the Titanic, built in a nearby shipyard at the same time, its launching received little notice because there was nothing unusual about the Vestris. At 10,494 gross tons and 496 feet in length…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

Turkish Straits

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 20, 2010

The Turkish Straits consist of two narrow straits in northwestern Turkey, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, and the Sea of Marmara that connects them. The Turkish Straits lie between the Black Sea to the east and the Aegean Sea, which is a region of the much larger Mediterranean Sea.