05 January 2012

Steer the Well, Kings Pointer

Kings Pointer departing New York Harbor, bound for Texas Maritime. Following in a line of training ships, she served the Academy from 1992-2012, following other vessels such as the Emory Rice, American Mariner, Kings Pointer I- what comes next? A replacement vessel is in the works.

4 comments:

Greg said...

She was a great ship. Hopefully the Academy will receive a vessel of equal quality and functionality.

Ethan said...

Perhaps the next ship will be slightly useful.

Tugger said...

more room on the pier for tugboats!

Anonymous said...

From Sulfur Enterprise 3AE.

Seeing the old Kings Pointer at her new home across the channel in Galveston, TX is certainly a strange sight. Of all the shortfalls she brought with her, she had an equal number of benefits. Though we didn't use her much, she is still a proud sight to have her resembling the blue and white Kings Pointer colors. Its just one of those things that reminds me of home at KP. Staff, midshipmen, and training ships come and go with time but one thing remains is that we are all part of the great history and legacy that is the United States Merchant Marine Academy.