The Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s training ship, the T. S. Kennedy, is being sent to New York City to serve as a “no-frills hotel” for first responders helping the region recover from Hurricane Sandy. The 540-foot Kennedy, originally built in 1967, was retrofitted to serve as a floating classroom in 2009, and can accommodate up to 710 people on board .“This will be a no-frills floating hotel,’’ said Admiral Richard Gurnon, school president.
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