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90

A shot of anchor chain is measured either in fathoms or feet. Each shot is 15 fathoms or 90 feet long.

3,928

Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits.  That is even more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States -Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

6,400

6,400 hotdogs were loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2020.

50

A Styrofoam cup tossed in the ocean will take 50 years to decompose.

45

The TS Kennedy burns about 45 gallons of fuel per mile when steaming at 15 knots.

800

800 pounds of American cheese was loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2020.

240

The maximum capacity of the TS Kennedy's Cadet Mess Deck is 240 cadets.

2,503

The TS Kennedy may carry a maximum of 2,503 tons of fuel.

130

Approximate 130 miles are saved when a vessel passes through the Cape Cod Canal instead of traveling around the outer shores of Cape Cod.

60

A fathom is a unit of length in the U.S. customary systems equal to 6 feet.  It is used especially for measuring the depth of water.

1,260

1,260 pounds of butter were loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2020.

1964

In 1964, building began on the vessel now known as the TS Kennedy. The name of the ship at the time was Velma Lykes.

119

The height of the TS Kennedy from the keel to the radar mast is 119 feet.

540

The length of the TS Kennedy is 540 feet.

30

The length(in minutes) of slack tide, the time that there is no tidal current before the direction of the tide reverses.