We were sailors once and young. The Texas Clipper was our ship and our home. From 1965 to 1996, she nurtured us as we learned our trade and explored the world. In 1965, she came to our fledgling maritime academy on loan from the U.S. Maritime Administration. In the beginning, she was the school. Docked at Pier 19, she served as cafeteria, classroom, and dormitory for the entire Corps. Each summer, she carried the Aggies around the world. In 1983, she ceased to be used as a dormitory during the school year but still provided for our training and safe passage around the globe. The Texas Clipper Legacy Committee of the Sea Aggie Former Student Network (SAFSN) has embarked on a project to collect funds to build a museum-quality 1:100 model of the T/S Texas Clipper to be donated to Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas Maritime Academy. The school has already dedicated a beautiful place of honor for the model and ship stack insignias, center stage in the lobby of the ASEC building directly across from the Clipper silhouette. Money will also be raised to prepare that site, including restoring and mounting the two original ship stack insignias on the bulkhead behind the model. The remainder of the funds will be used to create a fund to care for and repair the model, case, and mounting as needed. This fund will also be used to care for other Clipper or Texas Maritime Academy artifacts, with the
priority going to the T/S Texas Clipper Model. COL Mike Fossum, Chief Operating Officer of TAMUG and Superintendent Texas A&M Maritime Academy, and other camps leadership are excited about this historic addition to our campus legacy.
The SAFSN is a 501(c)3 entity - EIN 46-1921988; your gracious donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by
law in accordance with Code section 170.
Generous underwriters will be recognized at the following levels:
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Donations of any amount are much appreciated and most welcome.