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30

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

130

The approximate distance (in miles) saved when a vessel passes through the Cape Cod Canal instead of traveling around the outer shores of Cape Cod.

604

Cape Cod Bay, adjacent to the state of Massachusetts, measures 604 square miles.

200

An aluminum can tossed in the ocean would take 200 years to decompose.

1,260

1,260 pounds of butter were loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2017.

4

The Gulf Stream transports approximately 4 billion cubic feet of water per second.  This amount is even greater than the water carried by all of the world's rivers combined.

1513

In his log book dated April 22, 1513, explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first mentioned the current that we now call the Gulf Stream.

1988

In 1988, Jamaica was the first tropical country to send a bobsled team to the Winter Olympics.

4.5

Downtown Tampa's 4.5 mile long Bayshore Boulevard is called the “world’s longest continuous sidewalk”.

100

Although it gets hot in Florida, the temperature has never hit 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Tampa.

2.75

The Guinness Book Of World Records recognizes that Jamaica holds the record for the most churches per square mile: 2.75 churches.

587

Baseball legend Babe Ruth hit his longest home run of his career in Tampa.  The ball flew 587 feet.

73

73 of Jamaica’s 200 species of exotic orchid are native to the island.

82.7

According to weather.com, Tampa has an average of 82.7 days of thunderstorms per year. 

1494

Christopher Columbus sailed into Montego Bay in 1494 and named it “Fair Weather Bay”.

43

Tampa Bay’s main shipping channel is 43 feet deep and 40 miles long.

25,217

The deepest point of the Caribbean Sea is 25,217 feet below sea level

622.606

The distance between Montego Bay, Jamaica and Tampa, Florida is 622.60 nautical miles. 

50

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

800

800 pounds of American cheese was loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 22018.