Anxiously awaiting tomorrow's departure of the TS Kennedy is 4/C Patrick Bassett.
Patrick grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, also known as “America’s Hometown”. His home is less than a mile from picturesque Plymouth Harbor, dotted with fishing vessels and recreational boats.
When he was a young boy, Patrick’s family enjoyed visiting the harbor on Sunday evening to stroll the waterfront while enjoying ice-cream cones. They’d pass Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and watch whale watch boats returning from their afternoon excursions.
When Patrick grew older and got his license, he could always be found at the Plymouth Boat Ramp, hanging out with his friends and watching the launching or hauling out of boats of all sizes.
It is no surprise that Patrick is pursuing a career as a Marine Engineer.
Patrick is thrilled that several schools in Plymouth are participating in the Follow The Voyage - Share The Experience Program, including his former elementary school - Hedge School. Before boarding the TS Kennedy, Patrick visited Hedge and visited with the students and teachers that are virtually joining him on this adventure. Check out the photos in Gallery 2019 in the drop-down box under Curriculum.