Captain Cook
Maritime History

Captain Cook

Captain James Cook was an explorer in the 1700s. During 1779, he had stopped at the Sandwich Islands, now the Hawaiian Islands. While the details of what happened during a skirmish with the native Hawaiians are highly debated, the result was the death of Captain Cook and several of his men. The poem below by…

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley  |  Part 6
Industry | Maritime History | My Maritime Story

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley | Part 6

When I entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1976, I was 6’ 3” and weighed less than 170 pounds – eating was a passion. When I went to sea eighteen months later, I quickly learned to make friends with the cook and the entire steward’s department, because eating was still my favorite pastime. My…

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley  |  Part 4
Industry | Maritime History | My Maritime Story

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley | Part 4

People who take to the sea During my second and third years at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (1974-75), I spent twelve months at sea on various U.S. flag merchant ships.  I’ve written three stories about the Captain of the second of those ships – the SS Export Adventurer.  As important as he was to…

The Cenac Towing Company
Maritime History

The Cenac Towing Company

Cenac Towing Company is one of the great American success stories in the history of the marine transportation industry. For three generations, the family-run company became the premier towing and barge carrier for the oil and gas industry along the Gulf Coast and throughout the Mississippi River Valley and the Intracoastal Waterway. Its dedication to customer…

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley | Part 2
Industry | Maritime History | My Maritime Story

Sea Stories with Kevin Morley | Part 2

The Straights of Gibraltar and Into the Mediterranean It was 2 o’clock in the morning and the sound-powered telephone next to my bunk – a truly obnoxious machine – started jangling like a demented alarm clock. Sound asleep after coming off watch at midnight, I was in no mood to be polite but didn’t get…