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United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (also known as USMMA or Kings Point) is one of the five United States service academies. It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry. Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship. The USMMA is also the home of the American Merchant Marine Museum.
The academy's Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library is open to the public during the academic year by appointment. It houses open stacks with 165,000 books and 1200 periodicals. The catalog is accessible online.
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