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The Kings Pointer is the national publication of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation and is published quarterly. It has a distribution of over 18,000 copies reaching deep into the Maritime Community. The Kings Pointer is the only publication that reaches virtually all U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni in every state across the United States and several foreign countries. The magazine is also distributed to midshipmen, all current parents of midshipmen, faculty and staff of the Academy.
Each colorful issue recognizes and respects all things important to the Academy and addresses relevant issues in a polished editorial format. Coverage includes areas of interest such as marine transportation and engineering, maritime technology and legislation, shipping, port o’ calls, dredging, ship repair, petroleum and fuels, alumni contributions, news and benefits as well as recognition of military achievements and military services.
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