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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided seed funding to the "Two States One Port Campaign", but to fully operate the Lettie G. Howard requires a budget of $600,000 per year.

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Maritime education is an incredibly powerful educational tool. While it does not necessarily have to be a path to maritime employment, it is always an effective path to provide Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Philosophy, History, Language and Arts (STEMPHLA) education.

 

The Lettie G. Howard project has a straightforward focus: Provide students with a tool to learn as quickly and effectively as possible by bringing them aboard a very significant vessel in one of the world's most stimulating maritime settings.  

 

 

I recently joined the Lettie for a weekend cruise and was one of 21 souls aboard. 

 

On my trip the vessel complement consisted of:

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014

M&O Jeep Fleet

In 1994, M&O leased the then new Jeep Grand Cherokee, with miles per gallon in the 17 mile range.

 

Twenty years later M&O has returned to the Jeep brand with the leasing of the new "Eco Diesel" Jeep Grand Cherokee, which can get some 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

 

 

Stephanie Khadam-Hir of the Freehold Jeep dealership handing over the keys to our new Jeeps

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Damage Artwork (TBT)

 

USNS "Maumee"

Bethlehem Steel, Key Highway

Encounter with ice floe

Antarctica, March 1976

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Meeting in the North Atlantic (TBT)

In 1954, my great-grandfather, Hendrik Fokko van Hemmen, was Chief Engineer on the M/V Prins Frederik Hendrik of the Oranje Lijn, and my grandfather, Henk van Hemmen, was deck engineer on the Dutch flagship, the SS Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Dungeon Art (TBT)

Our office has a real dungeon where we keep our unused art, our extra gear, our historical records and our completed files.

 

Inevitably we need to clean out the dungeon when we no longer have space for the completed files and that means we literally get rid of dumpster loads of reports, depositions, shipping documents, drawings, manuals and photos.

 

We handle every file before it gets tossed because some of these files contain real treasures. Some files actually are moved completely to our historical section where they are kept forever and, undoubtedly, some of those files will show up in future TBTs.

 

At the last dungeon clean-out I came across this 1994 Henk van Hemmen sketch of an issue that was resolved long ago:

 

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

N.S. Savannah

M&O took a picture of the N.S. Savannah while at an adjacent pier in Canton Marine Terminal, Baltimore on a recent survey:

 

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The general public’s awareness of maritime continues to be elusive. People without exposure to maritime have a vague notion of what ships do, but the knowledge is almost always superficial. Maritime is complex and therefore it takes a large investment to become deeply familiar with the dynamics of maritime in all its facets.

 

This made me wonder if it would be possible to make a list of 10 books that provides a strong introduction to maritime. These are not the 10 best maritime books, but rather a collection of books that contain a large part of the information that provides the reader with an understanding of the length, breadth, dynamics and human aspects of maritime. They are not listed in order of quality or importance, but rather in a roughly chronological fashion. While there may be fictitious characters or events in some of these books, the maritime details in these books all are true and correct and thereby are great sources for acquiring real maritime knowledge.

 

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

NYMAR Victory!

They said it couldn't be done but Martin & Ottaway's representatives had the pleasure of winning the 3rd race of the August 7th NYMAR J/24 racing series.  Congrats Captain Peter and crew!

 

Our intern Matt Stern is guest blogging on some background research he did at our office on hydrogen fuel before he gets ready to start his junior year at the Bronx High School of Science:

 

 

 

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