Sunday, January 20, 2013
Our docking took place at 1600 on a clear and cool afternoon. Our usual accommodation ladder would not make it to the dock because the river level was too low, so it took another hour to rig the gangway we carry on the Helo Deck. But the job was done, and by 1800 our officers and crew were walking up the dock toward Jackson Square in the famous French Quarter. We offered limited liberty to 1/C Cadet Officers, making sure they were back by midnight to permit the normal duties to continue.
This morning we see hundreds of cadets streaming down the gangway embarking on their first real adventure away from home. I hope they have a great time in New Orleans – as the Second Mate said last night after docking, “I’ve never been disappointed by New Orleans.”
Chartwell's is the excellent food service that we have at Mass Maritime. But not only do we get great food on land, we get to bring the staff with us on our Sea Term. I got to interview the Chef Jim on some incredible facts about what it actually was that we were on loading day one for the cruise.
|Lining up at the Mess Deck|
We on loaded:
4500 lbs of flour
2400 gallons of milk
202 cases of cereal (each case weighs 8 lbs)
600 gallons hard packed ice cream
1275 lbs of bacon
3750 lbs of liquid eggs for scrambled eggs
1125 dozen whole
3000 lbs of chicken thigh meat
4800 hamburger patties
5000 chicken patties for our famous chicken patty Tuesdays
Chartwell's has to re-stock our produce at every port so that we have fresh fruit and vegetables. We spend approximately $300,000.00 on food for the entire Sea Term. They keep the cadets happy, healthy, and full!
|Happy, healthy, and full!|
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