Raymond P. Hutchins, Jr. ’66
The Creator rang down “Finished with Engines” for Raymond Hutchins on June 20, 2018 at the age of 74. A Maine Maritime graduate, Ray joined the M.E.B.A. in 1966, first climbing the gangway of the MARGARET LYKES and sailing under the Lykes banner his entire career. He last went to sea aboard the ALMERIA LYKES in 1999 before filing for retirement and hanging up his boiler suit.
As a pensioner, he helped out down at Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, leading by example and passing his wisdom onto another generation. Those who sailed with Ray will attest to the fact that he would never walk away from any project until the task was completed and done right.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Evelyn, sons Derek and Dolan, six grandchildren and a legion of friends from the industry.
Fair winds and following seas.