[QUOTE=PaddyWest2012;182058]I’ll let my three Honduran-born grandparents (all still living, thankfully) know what you think, I’m sure they’d sympathize with you.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=PaddyWest2012;182038]I’ve been roughing it out here a hell of a lot longer than you have, buck up buttercup.[/QUOTE]
Very interesting…according to this thread that you started in 2012, in 2012 you were [I]“currently a student at a maritime academy and have just crossed the half-way point in my education”[/I]. Then you stated that [I]“This hardly qualifies me as a member of the greater “club” that is the industry itself”.[/I]
Yup, I think I can pretty much discredit everything you say now and assume you are probably just a white priveldeged academy grad who thinks their experiences would resemble that of a hawsepiper working thier way up from the bottom. I am sure you have gained a lot of experience in the two years since you graduated.
[QUOTE=PaddyWest2012;70843]Does anyone know of any merchant mariner clubs? I’ve heard of Mariner’s House in Boston and the website of the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club in NYC says that they serve merchant mariners as well as the uniformed services but as best as I can understand these are sort of like hostels for mariners who are just passing through. What I’m wondering is if there any “clubs” out there for people like us in the older, perhaps more traditional, sense of the word: somewhere with some sort of bar/lounge(s), restaurant/dining room(s), maybe lodging upstairs, and the occasional programming directed at the theme of the club, i.e. speakers, industry professionals, etc. The place I imagine is somewhere for like-minded individuals and professionals to meet, relax, converse, connect, and anything else you can think of.
Maybe this is little more than wishful thinking but I thought I’d throw the hook out there and see what I pull in for information. I am currently a student at a maritime academy and have just crossed the half-way point in my education. This hardly qualifies me as a member of the greater “club” that is the industry itself but this way of life is something that I intend to actively participate in for a very long time to come so I guess you could say I’m just doing a little bit of investigating into my future.
If no such place exists perhaps the time has come to create one? Food for thought.
Thank you all for any information you provide.[/QUOTE]
Please grow up little girl…then contact me after you’ve hawspiped it up the engineering side without ever telling anyone you were a mate (thats cheating you know 'cause then you get to sit on the officer’s side). Better yet if you do it on OSV’s and not anything government owned!