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CASTINE, Maine – The Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Training Ship State of Maine will make a stopover in Eastport, Maine on Saturday, June 29,2013. While the ship is in port, MMA students will escort visitors on tours of the 500-foot, 16,000-ton training vessel. Tours will leave from the ship’s deck every 15 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m. Due to shipboard security, visitors will be subject to search and will not be permitted to bring handbags, purses, backpacks, or carry anything other than cameras, which are encouraged.
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) vessels will deploy the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine off of Dyce Head, its test location, between Saturday, June 1 and Monday, June 3, 2013. Deployment of the one-eighth scale turbine, the VolturnUS 1:8, will take place in stages: MMA vessels will tow the turbine from the Cianbro modular manufacturing facility in Brewer to Bucksport and moor it until the next outgoing tide June 2, when it will be towed to Dyce Head and moored for the following 30 days. On Monday, June 3 the turbine will be connected to the power grid. The turbine will rise approximately 60 feet above its floating concrete platform.
CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the State of Maine, will set sail for Canadian waters on Saturday, June 1st. Thirteen Academy students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program will navigate and maintain the 88-foot tall ship as part of their at-sea training during the month of June.
CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 32nd annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 8-15 with free exhibitions for the public Sunday through Wednesday, June 9 - 12 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and on Thursday, June 13 (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.).
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Thursday, May 9, to visit Canadian, U.S., and Caribbean ports as part of the college’s annual two-month training cruise to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s training cruise itinerary includes Tampa, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Baltimore, Maryland; Quebec, Canada; Eastport and Searsport, Maine.
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy faculty and students represented MMA at the 2013 Higher Education Summit at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in Throggs Neck, N.Y. April 7 – 9.
CASTINE, Maine – Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students from Maine Maritime Academy, the University of Maine, and Husson University gathered at MMA for the annual Navy ROTC Award Ceremony on April 23, 2013 to recognize the midshipmen’s achievements throughout the 2012-2013 school year.
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s athletics department, in conjunction with the NCAA Division III, partnered with the Special Olympics of Maine to host the third annual Unified Bocce Tournament Wednesday, April 17 on Richie Field.
CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located on the lower level of the Harold Alfond Student Center on the college campus in Castine, Maine.