Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Liberator from Kings Point

The Liberator is at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard for the winter to investigate and possibly repair the stem, systems work and paint work.

Liberator is a training ship for the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, on the north side of Long Island, New York. Kings Point Waterfront is a community of Midshipman Sailors, Rowers, Faculty and Staff dedicated to enriching Maritime Training at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies. It is charged with training officers for the USMM, branches of the military, or the transportation industry.

Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, maritime law, international law and customs to the secod and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.