News From Fort Schuyler

April 28, 2008 - Volume 8, No. 15

TOP 10 SAILORS - The Maritime College's sailing team is again ranked nationally in the top 10 of the Sailing World College Rankings. During this past weekend, the team competed in the ICSA National Semifinals West Bracket held at Long Beach, California. (

NAUTICAL NEW YORK - For those who live in the area or plan to visit the city in the coming months, there are a number of events relating to the changing character of New York City's waterfront. The Working Harbor Committee is hosting its all-day 6th Annual Working Harbor Day at South Street Seaport Museum on Sunday, May 18. There will be two different half-price 90 minute narrated boat tours leaving from the Seaport: Staten Island and New Jersey (at 10 and 2) - Brooklyn Working Waterfront (at noon and 4). In addition there is a special $3 admission price to the Seaport Museum on that day. For complete information go to For those who may be interested in visiting Governors Island as it awaits conversion to a new civilian existence, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is celebrating "City of Water Day" on Saturday, 26 July. This all-day event features free ferries to the island where there will be live music, food, boat tours, and organized events for water lovers of all ages. For details on this harbor event go the MWA's website at There is, of course, one other place you should visit if you are in New York City - SUNY Maritime College. And don't forget that the wonderful Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler is free and open Monday through Saturday, 9AM - 4PM. For more information, or to arrange tours, call (718) 409-7218

BOOK BEAT - The Encyclopedia of India, four volumes, 1530 pages, published in 2007 by Scribner Reference, was edited by STANLEY WOLPERT, Class of 1947. Wolpert, Professor Emeritus of South Asian History at the University of California, LA, first encountered his life-long fascination with India in 1948 when he came to Bombay as a 20-year old marine engineer and witnessed from Malabar Hill the immersion of one-seventh of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes in the Back Bay. That experience led him to abandon his maritime career and eventually become this nation's foremost expert on modern Indian and Pakistan history. Talk about life changing events! (Thanks to JANE B. FITZPATRICK, Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center - and former Associate Librarian at the Luce Library - for this bibliographic heads up.)

EBB TIDE - The Alumni Association website recently reported the death of RICHARD E. LOVE, Class of October 1946, on 31 December, 2007. Richard had heard about Maritime from friends on Long Island and came to Fort Schuyler from Brooklyn Prep in order to become an engineer and naval officer. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Atlantic Fleet mine sweeper, USS OSTRICH, and was discharged as a LtJG in December 1949. In 1950 he married Margaret Ann Lloyd and they raised four children. In 1955, after years of night courses at Hofstra College, he received his AAS degree. He parlayed his engineering expertise into a successful career in sales and management, working for Honeywell, Rockwell, Crane, US Filter and Peabody Engineering in positions progressing from sales engineer to Group Vice President. He took early retirement in 1987 and then joined Hosokawa Micron (a machinery builder) as Vice President for Operations. He really retired in 1995 and became a resident of Hilton Head, SC, where he enjoyed golfing, gardening, travel and visits with his four grandchildren. (Thanks to PHIL DILLOWAY, Class of October 1946, for providing Richard Love's profile from the Career Album that the class has compiled in recent years.)

CALENDAR OF FORT SCHUYLER EVENTS - Summer Sea Term begins on 01 May. Graduation is on 04 May. The TS EMPIRE STATE VI departs 14 May, returns of 05 July. The college marks its 134th birthday on 10 December. (

INPUT WELCOME - Can anyone tell NFFS what student clubs are active on campus? Do alumni still provide volunteer mentoring to cadets? Do you have any questions about the college that NFFS can answer?


Richard Corson - Forest Hills, NY

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