Cruise Control - Entrepreneurs Terry and Mary MacRae to speak at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
As a result of Hornblower's success in the hospitality and maritime industries, the MacRaes decided to make competitive bids for National Park Service concessions serving the popular icons Alcatraz on San Francisco Bay and Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York Harbor. Alcatraz Cruises commenced service in September of 2006, and Statue Cruises commenced operations in January of 2008. These concessions have contributed to the growth and stability of the company.
In 2008 Alcatraz Cruises launched the nation's first hybrid ferry–a 149-passenger vessel powered by a combination of wind turbines, solar panels, and an efficient diesel electric drive. Hornblower is completing the design and approval for a new hydrogen powered hybrid vessel for use in New York Harbor.
Terry is a recognized expert in the design, renovation, construction, and operation of passenger vessels, and in the marine, fine dining, entertainment, and tourism industries. He holds a BS degree in mechanical/environmental engineering from the California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. Mary holds a BS degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by Hotelie Entrepreneurs, Cornell Hospitality Advisors, and eClips.
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