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130

When a vessel passes through the Cape Cod Canal instead of traveling around the outer shores of Cape Cod approximately 130 miles is saved in distance traveled.

604

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

271

The total height of the Cape Cod Canal's Railroad Bridge is 271 feet.  The TS Kennedy will pass under the Railroad Bridge just minutes before docking at Taylor's Point on Sunday, February 24th.

450

A plastic bottle tossed in the ocean will take 450 years to decompose.

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.

11

The Sick Bay on the TS Kennedy has 11 portable oxygen tanks

2

The Miami Dolphins have had 2 Super Bowl wins – 1972 and 1973.

4,200

The Port of Miami Tunnel is a 4,200 foot undersea tunnel in Miami, Florida.  It consists of two parallel tunnels (one in each direction) that travel beneath Biscayne Bay, connecting the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island with PortMiami on Dodge Island.  

1977

It has snowed exactly one day in Miami's official meteorological history. Flurries were recorded on January 19, 1977

1896

The city of Miami was founded in 1896 because local businesswoman Julia Tuttle encouraged a railroad mogul to expand into the area.  This makes Miami the only major city in the United States to be founded by a woman.

3,600

3,600 pounds of French fries were loaded onto the TS Kennedy for Sea Term 2019.  The French fries will have to last until the ship returns on Sunday, February 24th.  

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.

8

There are 8 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located in key locations throughout the TS Kennedy.  An AED is a lightweight, portable devise that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  Non-medical personnel who have been trained in CPR can use AEDs.

 

28

There are at least 28 island nations and more than 7,000 individual islands in the Caribbean.

972

The distance from Road Town, Tortola to Miami, Florida is 972 nautical miles.

3.1

The width of Tortola is 3.1 miles.

1,740

The highest point on the mountainous island of Tortola is Mount Sage at 1,740 feet

90

Approximately 90 percent of the population identify as of African descent.

2.503

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

14

There are 14 beds that the Sick Bay has for medical care - inpatient, isolation, and evaluation.