Yesterday we visited the California Maritime Academy, the newest working partner for the German American Maritime Institute. The reception we received was equally inviting as the beautiful, rugged Bay Area scenery surrounding the academy.
The Carquinez Bridges (built in 1927 and 1958, to accommodate increased traffic) strike a gallant profile in the early morning sunshine. A freighter passed beneath as we watched from the California Maritime Academy's shore walkway - an exciting experience.
The Academy features a beautiful blend of new and old construction, nestled among redwood covered hills. Above is the Academy's new Sim Center that houses the impressive 21,000 square feet ship simulator. The Academy is a true oasis - peaceful and reflective - despite being set conveniently close to I-80 (which crosses nearly the entire United States).
The view is simply breathtaking.
The terrain of the Bay Area is as stunning as the rest of the state.
Thank you for the fantastic reception, Cal Maritime.
We look forward to student and faculty exchanges, not to mention great conferences. For example: in the future, students at the State Maritime College (Staatliche Seefahrtschule) Cuxhaven may have the opportunity to obtain an internationally recognized B.A. from Cal Maritime through the German American Maritime Institute's student exchange program.
This is a long overdue German-American link.